McCabe: Scarlatti, Clementi - Keyboard Sonatas (24/96 FLAC)
McCabe: Scarlatti, Clementi – Keyboard Sonatas (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Domenico Scarlatti, Muzio Clementi
Performer: John McCabe
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Divine Art
Release: 2019
Size: 1.54 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Domenico Scarlatti:
01. Keyboard Sonata K105 in G major
02. Keyboard Sonata in G Minor, K. 426
03. Keyboard Sonata K517 in D minor
04. Keyboard Sonata K490 in D major
05. Keyboard Sonata K69 in F minor
06. Keyboard Sonata in F Major, K. 518
07. Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K. 28
08. Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K. 215
09. Keyboard Sonata K133 in C major
10. Keyboard Sonata K259 in G major
11. Keyboard Sonata K43 in G minor
12. Keyboard Sonata in C Major, K. 460

Muzio Clementi:
Sonata in G minor, Op. 50 No. 3
13. I. Largo patetico e sostenuto – Allegro ma con espressione
14. II. Adagio dolente
15. III. Allegro agitato e con disperazione

Piano Sonata in F Major, Op. 33 No. 2
16. I. Adagio – Allegro con fuoco
17. II. Presto 3:50

12 Monferrine, Op. 49
18. No. 4 in C Major
19. No. 3 in E Major
20. No. 12 in C Major

Piano Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40 No. 3
21. I. Adagio molto – Allegro
2I. I. Adagio con molto espressione
23. III. Allegro non troppo

John McCabe (1939-2015) was renowned as both a pianist (a Haydn specialist and supporter of many contemporary composers) and as a composer in his own right of very fine music in several genres. This double album was created form two vinyl LPs issued by Hyperion in 1981 and shows McCabe as a first-class interpreter of the baroque and early classical sonata styles, here brought together. Domenico Scarlatti, an exact contemporary of Handel and JS Bach though living a few years longer, is probably the most renowned and certainly the most prolific of composers of the (usually single movement) keyboard sonata, more traditionally played on harpsichord. A hundred years later, pre-eminent among others, Clementi developed the classical piano sonata, introducing sustain and other dynamic effects available to the fortepiano, being produced by his family company among others. Both sets of works also translate very well to the modern concert grand.

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