Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K481 in F minor

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Alexandre Tharaud plays Scarlatti

Alexandre Tharaud plays Scarlatti


Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K239 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K208 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K72 in C major

Keyboard Sonata K8 in G minor

Keyboard Sonata K29 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K132 in C major

Keyboard Sonata K430 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K20 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K481 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K514 in C major

Keyboard Sonata K64 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K32 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K141 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K472 in B flat major

Keyboard Sonata K3 in A minor

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K431 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K9 in D minor


“I love the extravagance, the sunny glow, the light touch of Scarlatti,” says French pianist Alexandre Tharaud, whose second Virgin Classics release is a collection of the composer’s captivating and adventurous keyboard sonatas. His first release, the Chopin recital Journal intime was described by The Guardian as “altogether breathtakingly beautiful”.

“Listening to Mr. Tharaud's crisply articulated and vividly etched playing, a listener might guess that he is a Baroque specialist who, for some reason, prefers the modern piano to the harpsichord. But … Baroque music is only one of his interests,” wrote the New York Times in 2005.

In typically imaginative fashion, Tharaud combined early Romanticism with the Baroque over the 2009-10 season when he toured a recital programme of works by Chopin – the subject of Virgin Classics release, Journal intime – and selections from Domenico Scarlatti’s canon of 555 keyboard sonatas.

“I love the extravagance, the sunny glow, the light touch of Scarlatti, who shares with Chopin a precise sense for ornamentation, a culture of beauty in sound and an intimate rapport with the audience,” he says.

Tharaud’s previous exploration of the Baroque repertoire has focused on composers such as Couperin and Rameau, whose music is rarely heard on the modern piano. The tradition of Scarlatti on the piano is much more firmly established – Vladimir Horowitz, for instance, would often include his music in recitals – but Tharaud draws inspiration from developments in historically informed performance over the past 30 years. As he told the French magazine Télérama: “I am not sure that authenticity is conferred by a specific instrument, but rather in the way new life is imbued into this music … Baroque musicians have taught us to approach tempi and ornamentation with a sense of freedom, even audacity.”

Scarlatti, born in Naples, spent more than 30 years of his life serving the royal families of Portugal and Spain and died in Madrid. His sonatas are concise, captivating one-movement works in binary form, often adventurous in their use of harmony and modulation, and frequently inhabited by the exotic spirit of Iberian folk music.

“Whether on a broad canvas or on a miniature one, Tharaud’s feel for tonal colouring and his eloquence of expression are a perfect match for this inspiring, kaleidoscopic music.” That praise from the Daily Telegraph could almost apply to works by Scarlatti, but in fact came from a review of Tharaud’s Chopin album, Journal intime. More specific in its frame of reference was The Guardian’s comment on the Chopin disc: “Alexandre Tharaud explores a huge emotional range in his Journal intime, including the most thrilling and propulsive first ballade since Michelangeli's version, with a deeply intense C sharp minor nocturne at the heart. Tharaud lifts the music across the bar-lines with deft rubato, his sound clear, shining and sensuous; altogether breathtakingly beautiful.”

“Tharaud's attention to musical detail is, as ever, combined with total spontaneity. The recorded sound adds warmth and this is a wonderfully original reimagining of repertory and instrument.” The Observer, 30th January 2011

“The biggest surprise on this wonderfully exuberant and exhilarating disc comes with the very first notes: the piano tone is rich and full...There's never a dull moment, and Tharaud's range of touch and colour, and his sheer enthusiasm, shine through every jewel-like piece.” The Guardian, 3rd February 2011 *****

“The fact that Scarlatti used the same two-part structural template for all his sonatas is camouflaged by his vast imaginative range, a fertile mind that Tharaud taps and illuminates absorbingly in this recital...The diversity is captivating and Tharaud is a consummate master of it.” The Telegraph, 11th February 2011 *****

“if Tharaud is evidently aware of the stylistic insights afforded by the scholarly diggings of the past few decades, he's unrepentantly pianistic in his approach...Tharaud's is playing with personality, revelling in Scarlatti's playful inventiveness and pungent harmonic daring.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2011 *****

“The range is extraordinary, from the almost casual, plaintive charm of the K132, with its elegant trills and thoughtful progressions, to the dashing Iberian brilliance of the K420, and the more virtuosic manner of the K72 - three wildly differing explorations of the key of C major, handled with a deft, easy grace and an appropriate dash of wit.” The Independent, 18th February 2011 ****

“Tharaud’s choices make for an exhilarating rollercoaster ride between dizzying feats of heady bravura and more gentle moments where introspection and quasi-operatic cantabile playing are required...The playing and musicianship of this young Frenchman are dazzling throughout.” Sunday Times, 27th February 2011 *****

“Tharaud commands an impressive range of timbres and articulations with a crisp technique which enables him to express melodic tenderness as tellingly as hard-edged brilliance and clarity.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2011

“The tipsy downward flourishes which interrupt the singing line of K132 suggest Tharaud improvising dreamily in a tapas bar. Best of all is the tiny two-minute aria which forms K32, a gorgeous moment of calm which hints at what Bach’s keyboard music might have sounded like had he lived in warmer climes. The close-up recording adds to the fun.” Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk, 7th May 2011

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Instrumental Choice - March 2011

Erato - 6420162

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Horowitz: The Celebrated Scarlatti Recordings

Horowitz: The Celebrated Scarlatti Recordings


Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K33 in D Major

Keyboard Sonata K54 in A minor

Keyboard Sonata K525 in F major

Keyboard Sonata K466 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K146 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K96 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K162 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K474 in E flat major

Keyboard Sonata K198 in E minor

Keyboard Sonata K491 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K481 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K39 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K547 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K197 in B minor

Keyboard Sonata K25 in F sharp minor

Keyboard Sonata K52 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K201 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K303 in C minor


Sony Originals - 88697806402

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Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol. 2

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol. 2


Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K491 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K492 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K146 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K377 in B minor

Keyboard Sonata K24 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K206 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K428 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K429 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K63 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K64 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K426 in G minor

Keyboard Sonata K547 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K474 in E flat major

Keyboard Sonata K58 in C minor

Keyboard Sonata K513 in C major

Keyboard Sonata K82 in F major

Keyboard Sonata K481 in F minor


After the success of Angela Hewitt’s first album of Scarlatti sonatas, it is a joy to announce the appearance of a second. As Angela herself writes of this new selection, many fresh to her repertoire, this is ‘appealing, unique, dazzling’ music—performed here with the greatest of panache.

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Hyperion - CDA68184

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Vladimir Horowitz live at Carnegie Hall - Recital April 17, 1966

Vladimir Horowitz live at Carnegie Hall - Recital April 17, 1966


Beethoven:

Variations (32) on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80

Chopin:

Polonaise No. 7 in A flat major, Op. 61 'Polonaise-fantaisie'

Mazurka No. 25 in B minor, Op. 33 No. 4

Écossaise, Op. 72 No. 1

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Liszt:

Valse oubliée No. 1, S.215/1

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 5 in B minor

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K331 'Alla Turca'

Rachmaninov:

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 9 in D major

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K481 in F minor

Scriabin:

Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70


RCA - G0100034925269

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André Watts Live in Tokyo

André Watts Live in Tokyo


Brahms:

Intermezzo in E minor, Op. 119 No. 2

Intermezzo in C major, Op. 119 No. 3

Debussy:

Children's Corner

Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 58 in C major, Hob.XVI:48

Ravel:

Oiseaux tristes (Miroirs No. 2)

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K481 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K39 in A major


André Watts (piano)

Sony - G010003509648E

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Scarlatti: Complete Piano Sonatas Sonatas Vol. 14

Scarlatti: Complete Piano Sonatas Sonatas Vol. 14

Sonatas K. 454 - K. 483


Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K454 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K455 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K456 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K457 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K458 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K459 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K460 in C major

Keyboard Sonata K461 in C major

Keyboard Sonata K462 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K463 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K464 in C major

Keyboard Sonata K465 in C major

Keyboard Sonata K466 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K467 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K468 in F major

Keyboard Sonata K469 in F major

Keyboard Sonata K470 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K471 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K472 in B flat major

Keyboard Sonata K473 in B flat major

Keyboard Sonata K474 in E flat major

Keyboard Sonata K475 in E flat major

Keyboard Sonata K476 in G minor

Keyboard Sonata K477 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K478 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K479 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K480 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K481 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K482 in F major

Keyboard Sonata K483 in F major


Tacet - TACET215

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D. Scarlatti: Ombre et Lumière

D. Scarlatti: Ombre et Lumière

18 Sonatas for piano


Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K420 in C major

Keyboard Sonata K54 in A minor

Keyboard Sonata K149 in A minor

Keyboard Sonata K103 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K425 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K147 in E minor

Keyboard Sonata K144 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K260 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K109 in A minor

Keyboard Sonata K279 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K145 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K481 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K551 in B flat major

Keyboard Sonata K32 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K517 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K246 in C sharp minor

Keyboard Sonata K318 in F sharp major

Keyboard Sonata K27 in B minor


Anne Queffélec devoted her very first recording to Scarlatti, when she was just 20-years old. Today she returns to theworld of the Italian composer with these 18 sonatas, radiant or contemplative, virtuosic or tender, which sing of Andlausia, sunshine and joie de vivre, but also the dark shadows of melancholy. After Bach and Handel Anne Queffélec here completes her Mirare trilogy of composers from 1685.

“[Queffelec] brings a great sensitivity of touch and impeccable technique to her performances, which brings out many nuances in the music.” Early Music Review, February 2015

“another highly desirable issue.” Classical Music, April 2015

“Queffelec plays…with all the love she can muster, bringing an extra degree of brilliance to what she calls Scarlatti’s ‘lessons of light’.” International Piano, May/June 2015

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Scarlatti: 12 Keyboard Sonatas

Scarlatti: 12 Keyboard Sonatas


Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K208 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K481 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K277 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K36 in A minor

Keyboard Sonata K440 in B flat major

Keyboard Sonata K20 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K146 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K531 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K202 in B flat major

Keyboard Sonata K466 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K87 in B minor

Keyboard Sonata K69 in F minor


Gudula Kremers (harpsichord)

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D. Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas

D. Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas


Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K481 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K476 in G minor

Keyboard Sonata K441 in B-flat major

Keyboard Sonata K415 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K27 in B minor

Keyboard Sonata K193 in E flat major

Keyboard Sonata K2 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K247 in C sharp minor

Keyboard Sonata K531 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K322 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K1 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K466 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K162 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K125 in G major


Prisca Benoit (piano)

Pavane - ADW7326

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Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas

Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas


Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K96 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K516 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K517 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K481 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K482 in F major

Keyboard Sonata K124 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K125 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K426 in G minor

Keyboard Sonata K427 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K544 in B flat major

Keyboard Sonata K545 in B flat major

Keyboard Sonata K386 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K387 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K445 in F major

Keyboard Sonata K546 in G minor

Keyboard Sonata K547 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K141 in D minor


Enrico Baiano (harpsichord & piano)

Stradivarius - STR33844

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