Scarlatti

Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 5, 2017
Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)

Pierre Hantaï - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 514 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR 9920 | Time: 01:16:13

The astonishing technical variety and wide emotional range contained in Domenico Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas make each and every encounter a rewarding adventure in which the listener is seldom left untouched. This is Pierre Hantaï’s third solo disc of Scarlatti’s sonatas though only the second in his current series for the Mirare label. It contains several pieces less frequently performed than others and with which many readers may find themselves unfamiliar. The first item, in fact, is one of only seven sonatas of Scarlatti’s that is a straightforward fugue. It is an uncharacteristically didactic piece, even a shade austere compared to the rest of Hantaï’s recital which contains a kaleidoscope of colourful images. What Hantaï seems to be emphasising in his choice is that elusive, somewhat abstracted improvisatory quality present in so many of the pieces and of which the Sonata in E major K 215 provides a well-sustained example. Generally speaking, Hantaï follows Ralph Kirkpatrick’s suggestion that Scarlatti probably intended to group his sonatas into pairs or occasionally threes according to key.
Odhecaton, Paolo Da Col - Scarlatti: Missa Defuntorum; Magnificat; Miserere; Salve Regina (2016)

Odhecaton, Paolo Da Col - Scarlatti: Missa Defuntorum; Magnificat; Miserere; Salve Regina
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d.booklet | 76:23 min | 334 MB
Label: Arcana - A 398 | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2016
Classical, Choral

This recording is a discovery of Alessandro Scarlattis heretofore unknown sacred music, where Renaissance tradition meets Baroque sensibility for a unique and compelling recording. At the core of Odhecatons latest offering is the Missa defunctorum for four voices and basso continuo. It is in this magnificent score recorded for the first time using the critical edition of Luca Della Libera that primarily contrapuntal writing gives way to Scarlattis stylistic choices of great expressivity and rhetorical force, such as in the case of the astonishing Lacrimosa.

Yevgeny Sudbin - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Keyboard Sonatas (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 30, 2017
Yevgeny Sudbin - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Keyboard Sonatas (2015)

Yevgeny Sudbin - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Keyboard Sonatas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2138 | Time: 01:14:30

GRAMOPHONE Magazine: Disc of the Month - April 2016. With the 2005 release of his first recording for BIS Records, Yevgeny Sudbin catapulted into the pages of the international music press. The disc was a Scarlatti recital that prompted reviewers worldwide to compare the then 24-year old pianist in the most flattering terms to Scarlatti experts such as Horowitz and Pletnev. It went on to receive a long list of distinctions, including an Editor's Choice in Gramophone, where the accompanying review described it as 'among the finest, certainly most enjoyable of all Scarlatti recitals'. Since then, Sudbin and BIS have enjoyed a highly successful collaboration, resulting in numerous acclaimed recordings of both solo programmes and concertos. To celebrate the past 10 years, a new Scarlatti recording seemed the obvious choice for an anniversary present - to ourselves, and of course to all Sudbin fans and Scarlatti lovers. Said and done: Sudbin met up with Marion Schwebel, the recording producer with whom he has collaborated from the very beginning, for recording sessions in the silken acoustics of St George's in Bristol.
Olivier Cave - Haydn & Scarlatti: Chiaro E Scuro (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Olivier Cave - Haydn & Scarlatti: Chiaro E Scuro (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:36 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

An original programme with which the Swiss pianist Olivier Cavé succeeds in summarizing two universes that might, however, a priori appear remote: Domenico Scarlatti vs. Joseph Haydn. In the same album, Olivier Cavé confronts two complementary visions of the keyboard. ‘With this project, I wanted to connect these two composers,’ he tells us, ‘for, when playing Haydn, I always had the feeling that he was familiar with Scarlatti’s music.’ For these two composers, the keyboard is the alphabet of a distinctive language; in a style both playful and mischievous, they composed with a bantering humour, unlimited amusement, unfailing virtuosity and a perfect sense of description.
Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005)

Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 216 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AGPL München | # AGPL 1-009 | Time: 01:10:22

Nikolai Demidenko is a celebrated piano virtuoso, considered a leading exponent of the Russian school of playing. His blend of technical brilliance and musical vision have earned him consistent raves since he first emerged on the international scene in the mid-1980s, and he has become a musical fixture in his adopted home of Great Britain, where he gained citizenship in 1995. Demidenko began playing before the age of five, learning on his grandfather's old, beaten-up piano. By the age of six, he was a student of Anna Kantor (Evgeny Kissin's teacher) at the Gnessin School of Music. An obstinate student who disliked scales and technique, Demidenko still made swift progress, and he eventually entered the Moscow Conservatory. There, he studied with Dmitri Bashkirov, whom Demidenko credits with fostering his more individual qualities as a player, as well as ironing out the remaining wrinkles in his technique. Reaching the finals of both the 1976 Montreal competition and the 1978 Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow (where he played through an acute case of the flu) served as a final springboard to professional recognition.

Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 5, 2017
Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)

Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:09
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA 67613

As one of the world's foremost interpreters of Baroque keyboard music on the modern piano, Angela Hewitt has established a fine reputation for impeccable playing and fresh musical insights. Listeners who cherish her award-winning recordings on Hyperion of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach have already experienced her exquisite playing, and they will be delighted to hear this selection of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, Bach's contemporary and an innovator whose compositions influenced the development of the Classical sonata. Some of these selections are well known, particularly the Sonata in C major, Kk159, the Sonata in D major, Kk96, and the Sonata in E major, Kk380, which are often anthologized, though Hewitt hasn't packed this disc with greatest hits (with 555 sonatas to choose from, there are many less familiar that deserve attention). Hewitt's performances are thoughtfully phrased, polished in tone, and rhythmically precise with a modicum of rubato, and she is alert to the subtleties that make this music so beguiling. Hewitt recorded these 16 sonatas in the Beethovensaal in Hannover, where she made her first Bach recordings for Hyperion 20 years previously, and the acoustics are nearly ideal for her style.
Dejan Lazic – Liaisons Vol.1: Scarlatti, Bartok (2007) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Dejan Lazic – Liaisons Vol.1: Scarlatti, Bartok (2007)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 3.84GB + 5% Recovery
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At 1st sight, they appear to have nothing in common – but disregarding the stylistic elements & a difference of 2 centuries, you soon recognize that both are in a sense, musical architects, who as piano virtuosos were equally interested in miniature forms & inspired by folk music. On the 1 hand you have Scarlatti, who, after moving to Spain in 1729 composed almost exclusively for harpsichord & integrated elements of Spanish folklore into his compositions in an experimental way; on the other hand Bartk, who boosted the recognition of the rich native Hungarian peasant songs to an independent folk art, & was also influenced by Arabic folk music.
Capella Tiberina; Corina Marti, Alexandra Nigito - Alessandro Scarlatti: 12 Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (2015) 2CDs

Alessandro Scarlatti - 12 Sinfonie di Concerto grosso (2015) 2CDs
Capella Tiberina; Corina Marti, recorder; Paolo Perrone, concertmaster;
Alexandra Nigito, harpsichord; Ann Allen, oboe, recorder; Giuseppe Frau, trumpet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 506 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 247 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94658 | Time: 01:28:48

After being kept in relative obscurity the music of Alessandro Scarlatti is making a glorious come back, and is recognised as at least as innovative, brilliant and profound as the music of his son, the famous Domenico Scarlatti. These “12 sinfonie di concerto grosso” are concertante works, either for a variety of solo instruments (concerto grosso) or for solo recorder and strings. These are delightful baroque concertos, brimming with energy, Italian charm and gusto. Played by Early Music group Capella Tiberina on historical instruments, Corina Marti is the recorder soloist, who already excelled in her recording of the Mancini recorder concertos on Brilliant Classics (BC 94324).
Currende, Erik Van Nevel - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; Joao Rodriguez Esteves: Missa A Oito Voces (1990) Reissue 2007

Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; João Rodriguez Esteves: Missa A Oito Voces (1990)
Vocal And Instrumental Ensemble 'Currende'; Erik Van Nevel, direction

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: ACC Accent | # 10069 | Time: 00:47:10

As the old saying goes, "the third time's the charm." This is indeed the third time the German label Accent has issued this coupling of Domenico Scarlatti's Stabat Mater with João Rodrigues Esteves' Missa a oito voces. The first time was in 1990, when the recording by Currende under the leadership of Erik van Nevel was new, and the second in 1998 as part of a box set containing this and several recordings by Concerto Palatino. No complaints here, though, as this is one of the finest discs Accent has to offer.

Alexandre Tharaud - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas (2011)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 16, 2017
Alexandre Tharaud - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas (2011)

Alexandre Tharaud plays Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5099964201603 | Time: 01:08:05

The biggest surprise on this wonderfully exuberant and exhilarating disc comes with the very first notes: the piano tone is rich and full, worlds away from the slightly distant, musical-box tone that is often thought appropriate for recordings of Domenico Scarlatti's sonatas on a modern concert grand. But as the soundworld suggests, Tharaud is totally unapologetic about playing these pieces – all originally composed for harpsichord even though the earliest fortepianos were in circulation in Scarlatti's time – on a piano. In the sleevenotes, Tharaud says that of the four baroque keyboard composers that he has recorded so far – Bach, Couperin, Rameau and now Scarlatti – it's the last whose music is most suited to this treatment. His selection of sonatas is chosen for maximum variety, with a group in which the Spanish inflections of flamenco and folk music can be heard, others in which he gets a chance to show some dazzling technique, alongside those in which the playfulness is replaced by profound introspection.