D. Scarlatti: Complete Sonatas, Vol. V (Sonatas Kk. 188-229)

D. Scarlatti: Complete Sonatas, Vol. V (Sonatas Kk. 188-229)
Composer Domenico Scarlatti
Artist Pieter-Jan Belder harpsichord
Format 3 CD
Cat. number 92201
EAN code 5028421922010
Release April 2006

Buy online

  • Buy at Amazon





  • Download at Spotify

Other buying options

About this release

Born in 1685, Scarlatti spent the majority of his career in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families – with the latter appointment enabling him to devote his full attention towards composing for the harpsichord. This unusual cultural background accounts for why the Italian’s music, though contemporary with that of Bach and Handel, differs so much in comparison–Spanish dance rhythms (such as the flamenco), and folk tunes with Moorish and gypsy-like flavours, indicate that day-by-day-street life was a great source of inspiration to Scarlatti.

Written in single-movement form, the 555 works comprising the collection also reveal Scarlatti’s development of new playing techniques, including note repetitions and fast passages in parallel 3rds and 6ths, not to mention his important pioneering of structures – which in turn point to the impending emergence of the Classical style. They are performed with gusto by Pieter-Jan Belder, whose assured interpretation does full justice to this important body of late Baroque music.

Harpsichordist Pieter-Jan Belder needed seven years to record all of Scarlatti’s 555 sonatas for keyboard, but of course he succeded in this admireable task and the results are truly magnificent. This release is the fourth volume, containing the sonatas Nos. 188 - 229.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. K 188 in A minor: Allegro
  2. K 189 in B flat major: Allegro
  3. K 190 in B flat major: Vivo
  4. K 191 in D minor: Allegro
  5. K 192 in E flat major: Allegro
  6. K 193 in E flat major: Allegro
  7. K 194 in F major: Andante
  8. K 195 in F major: Vivo
  9. K 196 in G minor: Allegro
  10. K 197 in B minor: Andante
  11. K 198 in E minor: Allegro
  12. K 199 in C major: Andante moderato
  13. K 200 in C major: Allegro
  14. K 201 in G major: Vivo
  15. K 202 in B flat major: Allegro

Disk 2

  1. K 203 in E minor: Vivo non molto
  2. K 204 in F minor: Allegro/Allegrissimo
  3. K 204 bin F minor: Allegro
  4. K 205 in F major: vivo
  5. K 206 in E major: Andante
  6. K 207 in E major: Allegro
  7. K 208 in A major: Adagio e cantabile
  8. K 209 in A major: Allegro
  9. K 210 in G major: Andante
  10. K 211 in A major: Andantino
  11. K 212 in A major: Allegro molto
  12. K 213 in D minor: Andante
  13. K 214 in D major: Allegro vivo
  14. K 215 in E major: Andante
  15. K 216 in E major: Allegro

Disk 3

  1. K 217 in A minor: Andante
  2. K 218 in A minor: Vivo
  3. K 219 in A major: Andante
  4. K 220 in A major: Allegro
  5. K 221 in A major: Allegro
  6. K 222 in A major: Vivo
  7. K 223 in D major: Allegro
  8. K 224 in D major: Vivo
  9. K 225 in C major: Allegro
  10. K 226 in C minor: Allegro
  11. K 227 in B minor: Allegro
  12. K 228 in B flat major: Allegro
  13. K 229 in B flat major: Allegro vivo