15 Sonatas

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SCARLATTI
15 Sonatas
Andras Schiff (piano)

[ Decca Originals / CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 20 August 2006

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'All in all a welcome change from the harpsichords which have largely taken over Scarlatti in the CD catalogue up till now.'
(Gramophone)

'Schiff makes no attempt to pretend that his instrument is anything other than a present-day grand piano. Nor does he ever allow you to forget that Scarlatti had a heart - as do some worshippers at the shrine of period style. But his tone and texture are as translucent as his ornamentation is deft...Always the emphasis is on what lies behind the notes rather than mere keyboard play, though it goes without saying that Schiff's nimble fingers never fail him in more extrovert prestissimo or allegrissimo contexts. The recording, made in Walthamstow Town Hall, allows you to feel that you are sitting right at the player's side rather than far away in the stalls. But its full, close warmth is achieved without any loss of clarity. All in all a welcome change from the harpsichords which have largely taken over Scarlatti in the CD catalogue up till now.'
(Gramophone)

Tracks:

K175 in A minor - Allegro
K513 in C major Pastorale: Moderato -- Molto allegro -- Presto
K402 in E minor - Andante
K403 in E major - Allegro
K144 in G major - Cantabile
K115 in C minor - Allegro
K116 in C minor - Allegro
K474 in E flat major - Andante e cantabile
K475 in E flat major - Allegrissimo
K449 in G major - Allegro
K450 in G minor - Allegrissimo
K544 in B flat major - Cantabile
K545 in B flat major - Prestissimo
K516 in D minor - Allegretto
K517 in D minor - Prestissimo