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Scarlatti – 18 Sonatas

Catalogue numberBIS-2138 SACD
Release date2016-03-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time74:30

April 2016 Record of the month - Gramophone

With the 2005 release of his first recording for BIS Records, Yevgeny Sudbin catapulted into the pages of the international music press. The disc was a Scarlatti recital that prompted reviewers worldwide to compare the then 24-year old pianist in the most flattering terms to Scarlatti experts such as Horowitz and Pletnev. It went on to receive a long list of distinctions, including an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, where the accompanying review described it as ‘among the finest, certainly most enjoyable of all Scarlatti recitals’. Since then, Sudbin and BIS have enjoyed a highly successful collaboration, resulting in numerous acclaimed recordings of both solo programmes and concertos. To celebrate the past 10 years, a new Scarlatti recording seemed the obvious choice for an anniversary present – to ourselves, and of course to all Sudbin fans and Scarlatti lovers. Said and done: Sudbin met up with Marion Schwebel, the recording producer with whom he has collaborated from the very beginning, for recording sessions in the silken acoustics of St George’s in Bristol. The results can be heard on this new disc: 18 sonatas selected from the total of 555 – a collection of a striking, even bewildering, variety. Through it all, Sudbin guides us with authority but also obvious relish as he brings to life elements which his own liner notes describes as 'church bells and gunshots (K119), howls in the streets (K479), trumpets appearing on the horizon (K159), head-spinning dances (K425) but also a wonderful sense of humour (K125) – as well scenes as melancholic, lean and desiccated as a sun-baked Mediterranean landscape (K99).'
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Extra material for download
01 Sonata in D minor, K417, ‘Fuga’ 03:37 $ 0.43 USD
02 Sonata in A major, K208 03:53 $ 0.47 USD
03 Sonata in C major, K159 02:29 $ 0.30 USD
04 Sonata in C minor, K56 03:36 $ 0.43 USD
05 Sonata in D minor, K213 07:11 $ 0.86 USD
06 Sonata in G major, K125 02:12 $ 0.26 USD
07 Sonata in G minor, K373 02:12 $ 0.26 USD
08 Sonata in D major, K119 05:16 $ 0.63 USD
09 Sonata in F minor, K69 05:09 $ 0.62 USD
10 Sonata in G major, K425 02:46 $ 0.33 USD
11 Sonata in D major, K29 05:03 $ 0.61 USD
12 Sonata in C minor, K99 07:02 $ 0.84 USD
13 Sonata in G minor, K12 03:05 $ 0.37 USD
14 Sonata in D major, K479 04:32 $ 0.54 USD
15 Sonata in D minor, K9 02:43 $ 0.33 USD
16 Sonata in F sharp major, K318 06:06 $ 0.73 USD
17 Sonata in D minor, K141 03:08 $ 0.38 USD
18 Sonata in D minor, K32, ‘Aria’ 02:29 $ 0.30 USD
  Album total 74:30
ComposerScarlatti, Domenico
PianoSudbin, Yevgeny

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