Scarlatti: Oeuvres Complètes Pour Clavier Volume 1 Sonates K1 À K52 (Lp31)

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Publisher: Heugel
Composer: Domenico Scarlatti
Format: Sheet Music | Score

Italian composer, Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) is well-known for his Keyboard compositions. His 555 Keyboard Sonatas remain ever popular to this day, and it is for this reason that this first volume is indispensable to performers of the genre.

Originally composed for the Harpsichord, Organ or early Pianoforte, the Sonatas display the riveting use of discords and unconventional modulations to remote keys. It is also thought that much of Scarlatti's Keyboard music contains influences of Iberian music, considering that he spent much of his working life in the service of the Spanish and Portuguese royal families. This first volume, comprising Sonatas 1-52, includes the popular and recognised Sonatas in D minor (K. 9), E major (K. 20) and B minor (K. 27). Bearing in mind that Domenico Scarlatti was a highly competent and popular Keyboard player in his day, so much so that he was employed in the service of two royal families, his Sonatas are composed with much experience, understanding and expertise, creating an essential addition to the repertoire of all Keyboard players of the Baroque genre.

ISBN: 9790047326454
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
No of pages: 186
Language: English
Catalogue No: HE32645

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        Martin aux , France GB I'm a harpsichord and
        They are all my favourites, besides, this volume contains the only 33 sonatas published and edited during Scarlatti's life, edition for which Scarlatti himself wrote a short foreword ending with the words"Vivi felice"! If you want to listen to ALL of them, and it's really worth, get the recording of Scott Ross, it's like listening to Scarlatti!
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        Confirmed purchase: 21 June 2016
        Published on: 09 July 2016