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Topic: Scarlatti Sonatas  (Read 2010 times)

Offline waldstein

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Scarlatti Sonatas
on: April 22, 2005, 06:18:14 AM
I have started falling in love with Scarlatti's sonatas. They are really wonderful.

I really want to play his sonata in E major - K 380. Does somebody tell where i could get free sheetmusic of the same.

Also any suggestion on some other sonatas of his, esp those with trills ( I am really bad at trilling and i heard that the Scarlatti's sonatas are good for improving the same).

Thanks

Offline etudes

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Re: Scarlatti Sonatas
Reply #1 on: April 22, 2005, 01:48:04 PM
K027 (ABM or Koji recording) Awesome!
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Offline stormx

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Re: Scarlatti Sonatas
Reply #2 on: April 22, 2005, 01:54:38 PM
Hi !!

I do not know about the scores, but if you like Scarlatti, you should listen to a double CD by PLETNEV containing around 30 of his sonatas.

Amazing performance.  :) :)

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Re: Scarlatti Sonatas
Reply #3 on: April 22, 2005, 05:50:13 PM
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Re: Scarlatti Sonatas
Reply #4 on: April 22, 2005, 06:00:43 PM
There are about 550 Sonatas and though I have not heard all of them yet, my current favourites are: K27, K54, K87, K99, K208, K247, K296, K380, K466 and K491.

Bernhard  has contributed here with several posts conforming a wonderful guide, commenting his favourite works and giving theirs grades. You could use the search option or maybe Bernhard himself could give you the threads shortly.

Some basic links:

For a Converter of Work Numbers (Kirkpatrick, Lungo and Pestelli's Catalogs)
https://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~ub2s-mrym/scarlatti/referenco.html.en.8859-1

For the whole catalog in Midi format:
https://www.midiworld.com/scarlatti.htm

For a CD containing all the scores of the Scarlatti (Lungo Ed.) and Haydn's Sonatas:
https://www.cdsheetmusic.com

With the purpose of issuing piano versions of the complete Sonatas, Naxos has delivered 7 CDs so far, each one available at $6.98.

I can't quote at this moment a sonata most suitable for practicing trills, namely full of them, though K99 and K208 may work. I read in the Gieseking-Leimer book the following advise: For trills learn well the Sarabande of the Bach's 6th French Suite. No further piece has shown as necessary for that purpose.

Tell us how you progress in learning K380, though I think it's not so easy piece. Better pay attention to the grades in the Bernhard's guides.

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Re: Scarlatti Sonatas
Reply #5 on: April 22, 2005, 07:05:46 PM

 I read in the Gieseking-Leimer book the following advise: For trills learn well the Sarabande of the Bach's 6th French Suite.

The Sarabande is a terrific exercise in trills. Because of the slow tempo the trills must be articulated very clearly. There are trill for both RH & LH and in different combinations 2-3, 3-4, 4-5.
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Re: Scarlatti Sonatas
Reply #6 on: April 22, 2005, 10:40:28 PM
491

OMG.

Offline waldstein

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Re: Scarlatti Sonatas
Reply #7 on: May 02, 2005, 07:45:12 AM
Thanks a lot

Bernhard's link was particularly useful.
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