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

Posted by Designol at June 26, 2019
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.

Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 5, 2019
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.
Harmonia Mundi - Opera Baroque - Italia: Vecchi, Rore, Monteverdi, Cavalli, A.Scarlatti [10cd] (2013)

Harmonia Mundi - Opéra Baroque - Italia: Vecchi, Rore, Monteverdi, Cavalli, A.Scarlatti [10cd] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,61 Gb | Total time: 625:14 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX2908658.99 | Recorded: 1982, 1990, 1992, 2002

This luxurious set containing 39 CDs, 3 DVDs, 1 CD-Rom and four detailed booklets will tell you the full story of Baroque opera in Italy, France, England, and Germany. No fewer than 17 complete operas (including two on DVD) and two supplementary CDs (the dawn of opera, Overtures for the Hamburg Opera) provide the most comprehensive overview of the genre ever attempted! The finest performers are assembled here under the direction of René Jacobs and William Christie to offer you 47 hours of music. An opportunity to discover or to hear again the masterpieces of Baroque opera, some of which have been unavailable on CD for many years.
Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Alessandro & Domenico Scarlatti: Concerti & Sinfonie (2002)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Alessandro & Domenico Scarlatti: Concerti & Sinfonie (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 339 Mb | Total time: 63:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 5 45495 2 | Recorded: 2001

This recording presents music by two Scarlattis: Alessandro (1660-1725), composer of innumerable vocal and chamber works, and his son Domenico (1685-1757), famous mostly for his several hundred keyboard sonatas. Alessandro is represented by six Concerti Grossi, a Sonata, and a Sinfonia; Domenico by three Sinfonias. All feature solo instruments: harp, recorder, and most prominently, violins and continuo cello. Alessandro fostered his son's talent, but the two eventually, perhaps inevitably, became rivals, and Domenico left his native Rome for Portugal and then Spain.
Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali, Deborah Cachet  - Alessandro Scarlatti: O penosa lontananza (2018)

Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali, Deborah Cachet - Alessandro Scarlatti: O penosa lontananza (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 379 Mb | Total time: 70:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercars | # RIC 396 | Recorded: 2018

In this new recording, Scherzi Musicali explores the fascinating world of Alessandro Scarlatti s Arcadian cantatas: the six mostly unpublished cantatas selected here sublimate the affects of nymphs and shepherds far from their beloved. Both the arias and the recitatives are exceptionally beautiful, varied and colorful: the accomplished theatrical sense of these cantatas has stimulated the soprano Deborah Cachet, the baritone Nicolas Achten and the abundant instrumental forces that provide a setting for their voices to a passionate and captivating realization, in which poetry, rhetoric, inventive ornamentation and opulence of sound reign supreme. In about 10 years, Scherzi Musicali has become one of the brightest stars in the early music cosmos, and is renowned for its dynamic interpretations of seventeenth and eighteenth century repertoire which its musicians explore with insatiable appetite and zeal. Whether uncovering lost gems of a forgotten musical heritage or revisiting staples of the baroque repertoire, the musicians of Scherzi Musicali apply the same exacting approach to all of the works they interpret, using philological research and reflection to guide them in their never-ending quest for the most accurate and historical performance style.

Camerata Köln - Scarlatti: 7 Concerti con Flauto (2000)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 11, 2019
Camerata Köln - Scarlatti: 7 Concerti con Flauto (2000)

Camerata Köln - Scarlatti: 7 Concerti con Flauto (2000)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 53:02 | 294 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 999 619-2

Fanfare magazine has written, "It is beginning to become an unnecessary exercise for me to praise the Camerata Koln in the highest terms in these pages." This month the ensemble turns to Alessandro Scarlatti, a composer known as the master of the Neapolitan opera seria but yet to be recognized as a writer of highly nuanced chamber music such as the Seven Sonatas for Flute, Violins, Viola and Bass being recorded here for the first time. This is a lovely disc!
Vladimir Horowitz - Horowitz: The Celebrated Scarlatti Recordings - Expanded Edition (1964/2003)

Vladimir Horowitz - Horowitz: The Celebrated Scarlatti Recordings - Expanded Edition (1964/2003)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 301 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 179 MB | 01:17:04
Classical | Label: Sony Classical/Legacy

As Richter was a pioneer pianist to take Schubert's sonatas seriously, Horowitz did same with Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas. His mercurial temperament really suits Scarlatti's music and the phenomenal delicacy of his playing imbues each sonata with fragile beauty and electrifying nervous energy.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & René Jacobs - Scarlatti: Griselda, Op. 114 (2019)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & René Jacobs - Scarlatti: Griselda, Op. 114 (2019)
FLAC tracks | 03:01:10 | 817 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: harmonia mundi

Scarlatti’s Griselda, premiered in Rome in 1721, received a single performance at the Teatro Capranica and was never taken into the repertoire elsewhere, both for financial reasons and because of the changing tastes of the time. The tragic story of King Gualtiero - who makes his wife Griselda, a commoner, undergo cruel trials in order to demonstrate her steadfastness and thus prove to his people that her nobility of virtue far surpasses the nobility of birth they demand - was provided with a classical happy ending by the librettist Apostolo Zeno.
Yevgeny Sudbin - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Keyboard Sonatas (2015) [Re-Up]

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.
Dejan Lazic – Liaisons Vol.1: Scarlatti, Bartok (2007) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Dejan Lazic – Liaisons Vol.1: Scarlatti, Bartok (2007)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 3.84GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.13MB + 5% Recovery

At 1st sight, they appear to have nothing in common – but disregarding the stylistic elements & a difference of 2 centuries, you soon recognize that both are in a sense, musical architects, who as piano virtuosos were equally interested in miniature forms & inspired by folk music. On the 1 hand you have Scarlatti, who, after moving to Spain in 1729 composed almost exclusively for harpsichord & integrated elements of Spanish folklore into his compositions in an experimental way; on the other hand Bartk, who boosted the recognition of the rich native Hungarian peasant songs to an independent folk art, & was also influenced by Arabic folk music.