Domenico Scarlatti

Daria van den Bercken - Domenico Scarlatti and Daria van den Bercken (2017)

Daria van den Bercken - Domenico Scarlatti and Daria van den Bercken (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:01:39 | 142 MB
Label: Sony Classical

Presenting Daria van den Bercken’s latest album featuring the piano works of the great composer Domenico Scarlatti. Prior to this release, Daria recorded albums of Handel and Mozart to great acclaim. For the former, she recorded fairly unknown harpsichord suites on the modern piano, trying to reach a wide international audience for this particular music & earning her the Amsterdam prize for the Arts. On recording Mozart, Daria “changed the way I structure recitals when playing Mozart by researching the universalities of this music, like elegance & playfulness.” The Scarlatti sonatas are ideal for playlisting, being short pieces of solo piano music.
Ensemble Seicento Italiano,  Lavinia Bertotti - Domenico Scarlatti: Cantate Da Camera (2008)

Ensemble Seicento Italiano, Lavinia Bertotti - Domenico Scarlatti: Cantate Da Camera (2008)
Classical | EAC | APE, CUE, LOG | Scans | 605.69 MB
Daniele Boccaccio | Released: 2008 | Label: Brilliant Classics

I can't claim to know much about the human being Domenico Scarlatti – about his conduct or his mentality, that is – but I'm not alone. Amazingly little is known about the man, other than his places of residence, except from mentions of him in the surviving correspondence of his friend, the singer Senesino. There are supposedly descendants of his still living in Madrid, and there is an amusing, eccentric portrayal of him in the Portuguese novel, Baltazar and Blimunda, by Jose Saramago. Thus I'm completely unjustified is supposing that he was 'one bizarre dude' even by the standards of musicians. I wonder if he wasn't clinically depressed for much of his life, or suffering from some syndrome that modern pharmacopeia could alleviate. Whatever his mental state, no one could deny that he was "functional" and productive… (amazon.com)
Alessandro, Francesco e Domenico Scarlatti: Cantatas and Sonatas (Kai Wessel)

Alessandro, Francesco e Domenico Scarlatti: Cantatas and Sonatas (Kai Wessel)
Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | APE+CUE no LOG | Covers | 320 MB | rs.com | TT 76’51
Musica Alta Ripa
Released: 1995 | Label: MD&G
Alessandro, Francesco e Domenico Scarlatti: Polyphonic Music of the Scarlatti Family (Ex Tempore)

Alessandro, Francesco e Domenico Scarlatti: Polyphonic Music of the Scarlatti Family (Ex Tempore)
Baroque | EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | TT 70’44 | 309.13 MB
Ex Tempore, Florian Heyerick
Released: 2005 | Label: Etcetera

Balazs Szokolay - Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas (1989)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 12, 2017
Balazs Szokolay - Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas (1989)

Balázs Szokolay - Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.550252 | Time: 01:07:13

The Hungarian pianist Balázs Sozkolay was born in Budapest 1961, the son of a mother who is a pianist and a father who is a composer and professor at the Ferenc Liszt Academy. He started learning the piano when he was five and in 1970 entered the preparatory class of the Budapest Music Academy, where he completed his studies with Pál Kadosa and Zoltán Kocsis in 1983 .He later spent two years at the Academy of Music in Munich, with a West German government scholarship. Balázs Szokolay made an early international appearance with Péter Nagy at the Salzburg Interforum in 1979, and in 1983 substituted for Nikita Magaloff in Belgrade in a performance of the Piano Concerto No.1 of Brahms. He is now a soloist with the Hungarian State Orchestra and has given concerts in a number of countries abroad, including Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Poland, the Soviet Union, Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia. In September, 1987, he made his recital début at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Katia Braunschweiler - Ten Hundred Devils: Keyboard Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti (2017)

Katia Braunschweiler - Ten Hundred Devils: Keyboard Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:01:37 | 143 MB
Label: Genuin

One of the greatest keyboard legacies of all was left by Domenico Scarlatti who, like Bach and Handel, was born in 1685 – the fact that it is one of the most important, an oeuvre whose influence extended all the way to composers of the 20th century, can’t be repeated often enough. But the music itself is more eloquent than any words, particularly in a performance as masterful as the one offered by Swiss pianist Katia Braunschweiler in her GENUIN debut release. She serves up these miniature gems with great care, tonal beauty, and loving attention to detail – an ideal ambassador for the virtuoso and strikingly modern sonatas that tell of Scarlatti’s Italian homeland and his love for his adopted home of Spain.

Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 5, 2017
Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)

Pierre Hantaï - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 514 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR 9920 | Time: 01:16:13

The astonishing technical variety and wide emotional range contained in Domenico Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas make each and every encounter a rewarding adventure in which the listener is seldom left untouched. This is Pierre Hantaï’s third solo disc of Scarlatti’s sonatas though only the second in his current series for the Mirare label. It contains several pieces less frequently performed than others and with which many readers may find themselves unfamiliar. The first item, in fact, is one of only seven sonatas of Scarlatti’s that is a straightforward fugue. It is an uncharacteristically didactic piece, even a shade austere compared to the rest of Hantaï’s recital which contains a kaleidoscope of colourful images. What Hantaï seems to be emphasising in his choice is that elusive, somewhat abstracted improvisatory quality present in so many of the pieces and of which the Sonata in E major K 215 provides a well-sustained example. Generally speaking, Hantaï follows Ralph Kirkpatrick’s suggestion that Scarlatti probably intended to group his sonatas into pairs or occasionally threes according to key.

Yevgeny Sudbin - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Keyboard Sonatas (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 30, 2017
Yevgeny Sudbin - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Keyboard Sonatas (2015)

Yevgeny Sudbin - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Keyboard Sonatas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2138 | Time: 01:14:30

GRAMOPHONE Magazine: Disc of the Month - April 2016. With the 2005 release of his first recording for BIS Records, Yevgeny Sudbin catapulted into the pages of the international music press. The disc was a Scarlatti recital that prompted reviewers worldwide to compare the then 24-year old pianist in the most flattering terms to Scarlatti experts such as Horowitz and Pletnev. It went on to receive a long list of distinctions, including an Editor's Choice in Gramophone, where the accompanying review described it as 'among the finest, certainly most enjoyable of all Scarlatti recitals'. Since then, Sudbin and BIS have enjoyed a highly successful collaboration, resulting in numerous acclaimed recordings of both solo programmes and concertos. To celebrate the past 10 years, a new Scarlatti recording seemed the obvious choice for an anniversary present - to ourselves, and of course to all Sudbin fans and Scarlatti lovers. Said and done: Sudbin met up with Marion Schwebel, the recording producer with whom he has collaborated from the very beginning, for recording sessions in the silken acoustics of St George's in Bristol.
Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005)

Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 216 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AGPL München | # AGPL 1-009 | Time: 01:10:22

Nikolai Demidenko is a celebrated piano virtuoso, considered a leading exponent of the Russian school of playing. His blend of technical brilliance and musical vision have earned him consistent raves since he first emerged on the international scene in the mid-1980s, and he has become a musical fixture in his adopted home of Great Britain, where he gained citizenship in 1995. Demidenko began playing before the age of five, learning on his grandfather's old, beaten-up piano. By the age of six, he was a student of Anna Kantor (Evgeny Kissin's teacher) at the Gnessin School of Music. An obstinate student who disliked scales and technique, Demidenko still made swift progress, and he eventually entered the Moscow Conservatory. There, he studied with Dmitri Bashkirov, whom Demidenko credits with fostering his more individual qualities as a player, as well as ironing out the remaining wrinkles in his technique. Reaching the finals of both the 1976 Montreal competition and the 1978 Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow (where he played through an acute case of the flu) served as a final springboard to professional recognition.

Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 5, 2017
Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)

Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:09
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA 67613

As one of the world's foremost interpreters of Baroque keyboard music on the modern piano, Angela Hewitt has established a fine reputation for impeccable playing and fresh musical insights. Listeners who cherish her award-winning recordings on Hyperion of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach have already experienced her exquisite playing, and they will be delighted to hear this selection of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, Bach's contemporary and an innovator whose compositions influenced the development of the Classical sonata. Some of these selections are well known, particularly the Sonata in C major, Kk159, the Sonata in D major, Kk96, and the Sonata in E major, Kk380, which are often anthologized, though Hewitt hasn't packed this disc with greatest hits (with 555 sonatas to choose from, there are many less familiar that deserve attention). Hewitt's performances are thoughtfully phrased, polished in tone, and rhythmically precise with a modicum of rubato, and she is alert to the subtleties that make this music so beguiling. Hewitt recorded these 16 sonatas in the Beethovensaal in Hannover, where she made her first Bach recordings for Hyperion 20 years previously, and the acoustics are nearly ideal for her style.