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Re: Domenico Scarlatti
phantomFive #2494628 12/28/15 09:42 PM
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Here's a nicely played guitar version:


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Someone already made this to help us in comparison smile



Seems to be missing Perahia and a couple that I have on records (Lewin and Schiff).



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Scarlatti's body of work is a revelation to me.

Among my favorites, by Horowitz, Perahia and Pletnev:

k27 B minor
k87 B minor
k380 E major
k443 D major
k466 F minor


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My copy of Domenico Scarlatti by Ralph Kirkpatrick came in the mail today. At first it looked rather intimidating, with small font and thick pages, however it turned out to be quite readable.

The book begins with this sentence:
Originally Posted by Kirkpatrick
"I had no idea of the magnitude of the task which was to occupy a large part of my time for the twelve years after I agreed to undertake a study of his life and works."


He was unhappy with the available information about Scarlatti, so he traveled to Portugal, Spain, and Italy, working for over a decade to find original documents and compile them so we can benefit.

Here are some of illustrations from the book, that I thought other people might find interesting:

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The book ends by saying,
Originally Posted by Kirkpatrick
"[In this book] I would like to have demonstrated the simultaneous possibility not only of a completely hardheaded workman's analytical and technical approach to music, but also of a warm, imaginative, and even romantic willingness to transcend syntax and literal meaning, to move humbly and fearlessly in the realm of the unexplainable."


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Originally Posted by phantomFive
My copy of Domenico Scarlatti by Ralph Kirkpatrick came in the mail today. At first it looked rather intimidating, with small font and thick pages, however it turned out to be quite readable.



The book ends by saying,
Originally Posted by Kirkpatrick
"[In this book] I would like to have demonstrated the simultaneous possibility not only of a completely hardheaded workman's analytical and technical approach to music, but also of a warm, imaginative, and even romantic willingness to transcend syntax and literal meaning, to move humbly and fearlessly in the realm of the unexplainable."


Now that you've finished this book there are a couple of other good ones, published more recently... Not that this one is in any way outdated either...

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Originally Posted by outo
Originally Posted by phantomFive
My copy of Domenico Scarlatti by Ralph Kirkpatrick came in the mail today. At first it looked rather intimidating, with small font and thick pages, however it turned out to be quite readable.



The book ends by saying,
Originally Posted by Kirkpatrick
"[In this book] I would like to have demonstrated the simultaneous possibility not only of a completely hardheaded workman's analytical and technical approach to music, but also of a warm, imaginative, and even romantic willingness to transcend syntax and literal meaning, to move humbly and fearlessly in the realm of the unexplainable."


Now that you've finished this book there are a couple of other good ones, published more recently... Not that this one is in any way outdated either...

Which would you suggest?

(PS, I haven't finished it, I began by reading the last page!)


Poetry is rhythm
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phantomFive #2501604 01/18/16 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by phantomFive
Originally Posted by outo
Originally Posted by phantomFive
My copy of Domenico Scarlatti by Ralph Kirkpatrick came in the mail today. At first it looked rather intimidating, with small font and thick pages, however it turned out to be quite readable.



The book ends by saying,
Originally Posted by Kirkpatrick
"[In this book] I would like to have demonstrated the simultaneous possibility not only of a completely hardheaded workman's analytical and technical approach to music, but also of a warm, imaginative, and even romantic willingness to transcend syntax and literal meaning, to move humbly and fearlessly in the realm of the unexplainable."


Now that you've finished this book there are a couple of other good ones, published more recently... Not that this one is in any way outdated either...

Which would you suggest?

(PS, I haven't finished it, I began by reading the last page!)


So you kinda cheated? wink

This one:
Sutcliffe the keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti and 18th century musical style
Slightly more complicated in language than kp though...

Then there's the 250th anniversary essay collection, Domenico Scarlatti adventures, but that one is partly in Italian. Sadly the Google translator does not work on printed books grin

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Originally Posted by bennevis
Personally, I prefer the interpretation by this kid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FJeOaRjZaE (starting at 2:10)


So do I. Frankly, I've never cared much for Michelangelli's playing. It's all too much like a sewing machine, even the slow things.

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Originally Posted by laguna_greg
Originally Posted by bennevis
Personally, I prefer the interpretation by this kid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FJeOaRjZaE (starting at 2:10)


So do I. Frankly, I've never cared much for Michelangelli's playing. It's all too much like a sewing machine, even the slow things.


Then we perceive things completely differently...There's nothing machinery about his playing when I listen to it. He was one of the most musical pianists IMO, never virtuosity for it's own sake. But maybe his more intellectual approach to playing does not appeal to everyone...

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Handel and Scarlatti were born in the same year, and when they were young, Handel went to visit Italy, where apparently the two became friends. There was a competition between the two, and maybe Scarlatti was better on harpsichord, but Handel played the organ much better.

After that, they traveled around together, until Handel left Italy. (this according to Kirkpatrick).


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Originally Posted by Carey
I wonder what Scarlatti would've thought about this performance of the sonata by Michelangeli on a 9 foot concert grand. smile


"Too fast".

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