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Scarlatti's Steinways at Melbourne

The remarkable output of 555 Keyboard Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) remains one of the most original compositional contributions in Western Art Music. Pianist Ian Holtham has selected 23 of the sonatas sequenced into four baroque tonal groupings.

CD-1 opens with five Sonatas around the parallel tonic C/a; then six Sonatas around related minor tonalities up to four flats.

CD-2 begins with six Sonatas around related major tonalities up to four sharps; concluding with five Sonatas (plus one envoi) around the parallel tonic D/b, arguably Scarlatti’s most expressive and varied tonal area.

These four groupings are then assigned to a separate Steinway concert grand corresponding to the tonal and voicing attributes of the four University of Melbourne Conservatorium Steinway Model Ds in ways which most suit the musical characteristics of the four groupings of the Sonatas. These four instruments are the ones in current concert usage in the various performance locations around the stunning Conservatorium building that was opened in 2019.

Artist

Ian Holtham

Professor Ian Holtham is one of the most distinguished and highly regarded pianists and pedagogues in Australia and his performances of the great Classical and Romantic repertoire have played to packed houses and rave reviews for many years.


Track Listing

  1. Sonata in C Major, K. 420: Allegro Domenico Scarlatti
  2. Sonata in C Major, K. 132: Cantabile Domenico Scarlatti
  3. Sonata in a minor, K. 54: Allegro Domenico Scarlatti
  4. Sonata in C Major, K. 159: Allegro Domenico Scarlatti
  5. Sonata in C Major, K. 461: Allegro Domenico Scarlatti
  6. Sonata in a minor, K. 7: Presto Domenico Scarlatti
  7. Sonata in e minor, K. 263: Andante Domenico Scarlatti
  8. Sonata in d minor, K. 517: Prestissimo Domenico Scarlatti
  9. Sonata in g minor, K. 426: Andante Domenico Scarlatti
  10. Sonata in c minor, K. 84 Domenico Scarlatti
  11. Sonata in f minor, K. 239: Allegro Domenico Scarlatti

Disc 2

  1. Sonata in F Major, K. 366: Allegro Domenico Scarlatti
  2. Sonata in B flat Major, K. 545: Prestissimo Domenico Scarlatti
  3. Sonata in G Major, K. 14: Presto Domenico Scarlatti
  4. Sonata in A Major, K. 209: Allegro Domenico Scarlatti
  5. Sonata in D Major, K. 492: Presto Domenico Scarlatti
  6. Sonata n E Major, K. 216: Allegro Domenico Scarlatti
  7. Sonata in D Major, K. 490: Cantabile Domenico Scarlatti
  8. Sonata in b minor, K. 87 Domenico Scarlatti
  9. Sonata in D Major, K. 119: Allegro Domenico Scarlatti
  10. Sonata in b minor, K. 27: Allegro Domenico Scarlatti
  11. Sonata in D Major, K. 96: Allegrissimo Domenico Scarlatti
  12. Sonata in D Major, K. 435: Allegro Domenico Scarlatti

Performers

Composer

Domenico Scarlatti

Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757) was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families.


Where to buy

Scarlatti's Steinways at Melbourne is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
October 2021
Copyright
© 2021 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 2021 Move Records
Category
Classical
Catalogue number
MD 3458
Alternate catalogue number
MD3458
Barcode
EAN 9314574345827