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Topic: Soler Sonatas  (Read 3037 times)

Offline belvoce

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Soler Sonatas
on: July 15, 2004, 06:28:24 AM
Has anyone played a sonata by Soler? If so, is there one that is worth playing?

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Re: Soler Sonatas
Reply #1 on: July 15, 2004, 10:36:47 AM
I have a 'best of' CD that I haven't listened to yet. I'll get back to you.

Everyone who has heard his stuff, though, thinks it's crazy good. And also just plain crazy.

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Re: Soler Sonatas
Reply #2 on: July 15, 2004, 11:04:14 AM
Interview with the vampire (movie) has a piano piece of soler (blabla in F# or something, shall look it up) it's claudia playing it in front of his teacher.

The film also has a Joseph Haydn piece (piano sonata :#52) where a zombie lestat is playing it (melancholic cantabile piece).

I also have a best of soler disk but also didnt listen it so far...but i sure will and post my likes/dislikes here :)
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Re: Soler Sonatas
Reply #3 on: July 16, 2004, 12:29:54 AM
Have a look here for another thread dealing with Soler:

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=repo;action=display;num=1083893190

Here are three beautiful sonatas to get you started:

Sonata no. 28 in C
Sonata no. 37 in D
Sonata no. 47 in Cm

They are not “sonatas” in the classical sense, but modelled on Scarlattti sonatas – which they resemble to a certain extent (Soler was Scarlatti’s pupil).

Naxos has recorded the complete sonatas (on the harpsichord, though)

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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Re: Soler Sonatas
Reply #4 on: July 16, 2004, 03:52:35 AM
Thanks everyone for your replies. I did some searching and found a website that describes Soler's life, his music compositions, and has midi files of a few of his sonatas. (they are played on a harpsichord)

https://home.sprynet.com/~izumirm/solerpag.htm

Pretty cool!
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