Olivier Cave - Haydn & Scarlatti: Chiaro E Scuro (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:36 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
An original programme with which the Swiss pianist Olivier Cavé succeeds in summarizing two universes that might, however, a priori appear remote: Domenico Scarlatti vs. Joseph Haydn. In the same album, Olivier Cavé confronts two complementary visions of the keyboard. ‘With this project, I wanted to connect these two composers,’ he tells us, ‘for, when playing Haydn, I always had the feeling that he was familiar with Scarlatti’s music.’ For these two composers, the keyboard is the alphabet of a distinctive language; in a style both playful and mischievous, they composed with a bantering humour, unlimited amusement, unfailing virtuosity and a perfect sense of description.