Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 439 438-2 • Series: Classikon - 59 • Format: CD • Country: Italy • Genre: Classical • Style: Baroque
Since the very dawn of the compact disc era, Ralph Ralph Kirkpatrick - Sonate Per Clavicembalo 's seminal recordings of Domenico Scarlatti have mainly been conspicuous only by their absence from the active catalog. It's hard be sure just why, as all along listeners and reviewers alike have been requesting their return. Kirkpatrick 's Bach has been reissued here and there, along with some oddities, including a live, all twentieth century recital Kirkpatrick performed inreleased on Music Ralph Kirkpatrick - Sonate Per Clavicembalo Arts.
But of the Scarlattinothing -- how could the man who put the "K. Thankfully now the wait is over, as Deutsche Grammophon's Archiv Produktion is finally making its Kirkpatrick holdings available as part of the "Blue" series in an album entitled Domenico Scarlatti: 21 Sonatas for Harpsichord. This includes the entire contents of the classic stereo album issued as Archiv and three recordings made for the little-known Deutsche Grammophon recital disc Ralph Kirkpatrick, Cembalo DG As by now an entire generation of music lovers have been raised without the benefit of Kirkpatrick 's Scarlatti to listen to, one might wonder Javais Mon Tempo - Sylvie Vartan - Sylvie Vartan how well does it hold up?
Excellently well, thank you -- from the first it is apparent that Kirkpatrick 's approach to Scarlatti was even more flexible in tempo and approach than recalled. And yet at the same time, Kirkpatrick 's interpretations still retain their authoritative and definitive qualities -- while certain things have changed about Scarlatti interpretation since Kirkpatrick made these recordings 35 years ago, not so much has refashioned that these recordings sound "old fashioned.
Kirkpatrick is capable of getting an extraordinary amount of dynamic range out of a harpsichord; just Dont Stop Movin - Various - Get Fit 2013 to how explosive the fortissimo chords come across in K.
Newer fans of Domenico Scarlatti 's music are enthusiastically advised to set aside the means to acquire Domenico Scarlatti: 21 Sonatas for Harpsichord.
Older ones, who may still retain a much-used copy of the Archiv LP, may welcome the opportunity to retire the vinyl at last.
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