Started by milk, October 27, 2019, 03:25:22 PM
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Quote from: amw on October 30, 2019, 01:10:12 PMI'm not sure if Scarlatti is early enough to be applicable to this thread, but since you brought him up, I've been going through a fair bit of the Scarlatti-on-piano (and some of the harpsichord, but there's more piano stuff) catalogue and have a number of recommendations.In first place I'd put Aline Zylberajch's disc on Ambronay, on a Cristofori instrument from the 1740s. Maybe even more for the instrument than the interpreter, but both are very fine. There is a bit more Scarlatti on fortepiano but less than one might imagine (one disc by Linda Nicholson and one by David Schrader, neither of which has made as much of an impression on me, and a few of the sonatas in the Belder integral).Among the "classic" piano recordings alongside Horowitz I'd put Maria Tipo, the "Neapolitan Horowitz", whose Scarlatti I prefer to Horowitz's actually, Marcelle Meyer, and Christian Zacharias's EMI recordings—would consider all three essential for any Scarlatti enthusiast. Anne Quéffelec is also good, although better on Mirare than Erato.From the Naxos series the only pianists I've liked have been Benjamin Frith (vol. 5), Evgeny Zarafiants (vol. 6), Soyeon Kate Lee (vols. 8 and 21), Goran Filipec (vol. 19) and a standalone disc by Balázs Szokolay. I may give the remaining volumes more detailed listens at some point though, as this was based on sampling of fairly brief snippets.Nikolai Demidenko, Sergei Babayan and Michelangelo Carbonara also have very good individual albums which may or may not be easy to find. Mikhail Pletnev, Claire Huangci and Yevgeny Sudbin are a bit weird but committed to whatever they're doing, so that may or may not be of interest.
Quote from: amw on October 30, 2019, 02:30:51 PMYes, I have it. I like it reasonably well but need to revisit for more detailed comments.
Quote from: amw on October 30, 2019, 04:01:42 PMIndeed—I've ordered the Sanctus one.
Quote from: amw on October 30, 2019, 04:01:42 PMIndeed—I've ordered the Sanctus one. About $30 including shipping, but I've bought more expensive CDs this year. (Why I'm trusted with money at all is an open question.)
Quote from: Mandryka on October 30, 2019, 03:03:27 PM I think we both have the green; the red is detailed herehttps://www.discogs.com/Scarlatti-Demidenko-Keyboard-Sonatas/release/3389071
Quote from: mc ukrneal on November 05, 2019, 03:42:25 AMHe also has a couple sonatas on his Live from Wigmore Hall disc. I've always liked them. Not sure how he plays a whole grouping, but these are quite delicate and beautiful.
Quote from: Mandryka on November 05, 2019, 04:06:44 AMI was at those concerts!
Quote from: mc ukrneal on November 05, 2019, 04:07:42 AMThat must have been pretty special. The discs are uniformly excellent.
Quote from: Mandryka on October 30, 2019, 02:38:37 PMIt's so well received by piano people that I guess there must be something special, but it has always left me neither hot nor cold. Including now -- I put the second LP on after making the post. But as I say, the pianophiles seem to love it.
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