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Offline Rach3

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Scarlatti sonatas
on: May 10, 2003, 05:45:02 AM
What do you think of Scarlatti's sonatas? In particular Horowitz' interpretations of them? I've only heard some played in 'Horowitz in Moscow'. I am under the impression that Scarlatti's harpsichord sonatas played on piano are unjustly somewhat neglected. I have tried reading through several, and I am amazed by the interpretive difficulties in playing such complex music from such simple notes.

Are there any other well-known pianists with significant piano performances of Scarlatti?
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Re: Scarlatti sonatas
Reply #1 on: May 11, 2003, 12:37:48 AM
 

 I LOVE THEM !
But, I can't help you about well-known pianist, at the moment  ::)

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Re: Scarlatti sonatas
Reply #2 on: May 11, 2003, 02:11:26 AM
I have a recordings of Mikhail Petnev, Murray Perhaia and Ivo Pogorelich playing some of them.I don't know if anyone has ever recorded them all, there's about 555 of them!!!  :o

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Re: Scarlatti sonatas
Reply #3 on: May 29, 2003, 10:02:19 AM
Scott Ross recorded all 500+ Sonatas in 1985. He did two a day for 15 months, the complete collection takes 36 CD's.

If you dont feel like buying the entire set, you can get a a sampling on a single CD called Best Sonatas from Electra.
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Re: Scarlatti sonatas
Reply #4 on: August 05, 2003, 07:49:52 AM
I ADORE them too as Horowitz's records. But the most important reference is, as jdskee wrote, the Scott Ross's records. I didn't heard all of them by him, but I was deeply impressed by those I listened to. I heard he made that record very close to his death, they were as his legacy. If someone could extend himself about this, would be really interesting to read.

In Deutsche Grammophon there is another version in piano by Alexis Weissenberg, I love this record too.
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Re: Scarlatti sonatas
Reply #5 on: August 05, 2003, 03:11:11 PM
Listen to Arturo Benedetti Michelangali's Scarlatti - it is extraordinary,
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Re: Scarlatti sonatas
Reply #6 on: August 05, 2003, 07:10:23 PM
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I ADORE them too as Horowitz's records. But the most important reference is, as jdskee wrote, the Scott Ross's records. I didn't heard all of them by him, but I was deeply impressed by those I listened to. I heard he made that record very close to his death, they were as his legacy. If someone could extend himself about this, would be really interesting to read.

In Deutsche Grammophon there is another version in piano by Alexis Weissenberg, I love this record too.


You beat me to the puch. I have the Weissenberg  recording, and it is wonderful.

Horowitz recorded an album of Scarlatti, which I heard the last time on vinyl - more than 20 yrs ago.
I heard Horowitz play a set of about 6 of them live in about 1981. His playing was very precise. He was known for the occasional wrong note - for which we all forgave him  - and he played a few of them in that recital. His Scarlatti on the other hand was just about note perfect and very clean.
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