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Front illustration by Donya Claire James (b?)
Track(s) taken from CDA67275
Recording details: February 2001
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: October 2001
Total duration: 3 minutes 21 seconds

Étude No 6 in D minor 'Esercizio per pianoforte, Omaggio a Domenico Scarlatti'
composer
1992; published by C. F. Peters Corp., New York

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Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Domenico Scarlatti’s 555 keyboard sonatas constitute a body of work replete with marvellous invention and amazing variety. Yet, inevitably perhaps, there are recurring mannerisms, and to someone like myself who is easily given to lampooning, these are very easy to make fun of. Anyone who, like me, loves these sonatas should not in the least take offence at what I’ve done in No 6, Esercizio per pianoforte ‘Omaggio a Domenico Scarlatti’—this is a purely affectionate tribute, even though I have obviously exaggerated a few things! The acrobatic nature of the writing adds a humorous visual dimension to any live performance, a dimension that is of course lost in a recording.

from notes by Marc-André Hamelin © 2010


Other albums featuring this work
'Hamelin: Études' (CDA67789)
Hamelin: Études

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