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Sonata in G major, Kk13

composer
Presto

 
The Sonata in G major, Kk13, is marked Presto, with an Alla breve time signature. Take this too fast and you’re soon in for big trouble. Scarlatti’s favourite tricks of hand-crossing and repeated notes are presented simultaneously, all the while imitating the sound of castanets. It is terrific keyboard-writing, and you can understand from this sonata alone the affinity between Scarlatti and the music of the Spanish composers who came two hundred years later (Granados, Albéniz, Falla).

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2016

La Sonate en sol majeur, Kk13, est marquée Presto, avec aussi un chiffrage de mesure Alla breve. Si on le prend trop vite, on a vite de gros soucis. Les manies préférées de Scarlatti en matière de croisement de mains et de notes répétées se présentent simultanément, tout en imitant le son des castagnettes. C’est une écriture extraordinaire pour le clavier et cette seule sonate permet de comprendre l’affinité entre Scarlatti et la musique des compositeurs espagnols nés deux siècles plus tard (Granados, Albéniz, Falla).

extrait des notes rédigées par Angela Hewitt © 2016
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Die Sonate in G-Dur, KK13, markiert Presto, mit einem Alla breve Taktart. Wenn man dieses Stück zu schnell nimmt, wird es bald sehr brenzlig. Scarlattis Lieblingstricks, überkreuzte Hände und Tonrepetitionen, kommen gleichzeitig vor, während zudem der Klang von Kastagnetten imitiert wird. Der Klaviersatz ist hervorragend, und bereits diese Sonate allein zeigt die Affinität zwischen Scarlatti und der Musik der spanischen Komponisten, die 200 Jahre später lebten und wirkten (Granados, Albéniz, de Falla).

aus dem Begleittext von Angela Hewitt © 2016
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Scarlatti (D): Sonatas, Vol. 1
Studio Master: CDA67613Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for CDA67613 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-15-61308
Duration
4'21
Recording date
27 February 2015
Recording venue
Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany
Recording producer
Ludger Böckenhoff
Recording engineer
Ludger Böckenhoff
Hyperion usage
  1. Scarlatti (D): Sonatas, Vol. 1 (CDA67613)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: February 2016
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