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Scarlatti, Domenico : Piano Sonatas - Apex
 
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Scarlatti, Domenico : Piano Sonatas - Apex

1 Nov. 1994 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Nov. 1994
  • Release Date: 1 Nov. 1994
  • Label: Warner Classics International
  • Copyright: 2002 Warner Classics, Warner Music UK
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  • Total Length: 50:29
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  • ASIN: B001LMKVWI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,441 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ms. E. L. Preston on 22 Jun. 2013
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Queffelec should be better known. Her subtle interpretations, immense tone control, and understanding of these Sonatas make this recording rise above the show-offs who play Scarlatti so fast that the notes whizz past and drop into a bucket somewhere. Her choice of tempo illuminates the music and releases Scarlatti's quite complex harmonies and structures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Anderson on 30 Sept. 2014
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You can't go wrong with this one. The best Scarlatti sonatas album I own, by far!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Artful, Sensitive Playing 12 Feb. 2008
By David J. Friedlander - Published on Amazon.com
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Anne Quellefec is a top level artist with a highly intelligent understanding of the keyboard works of D. Scarlatti. Her playing is wonderfully sensitive and expressive and she brings out the mysteries of Scarlatti's landmark keyboard pieces.

Scarlatti's output of keyboard works are all one movement affairs. He called them "excercizes" although Etudes might be a more accurate musical terminology for them. They require advanced techniques to play them properly including hand-crossing, rapid repetitions and lightning passage work. All of this is tossed off effortlessly by Quellefec, though never in a way that glosses over the expressive qualities embedded in these quite unique pieces. I have always been a Murray Perahia fan and he played several of the better known Scarlatti pieces on his well received Sony release several years ago. K27 is an especially rich piece with a lot of poetic possibilities to it. Well Perahia plays it very well but Quellefec trumps him clearly. She really mines the mood and beauty from the piece with great subtlety. She always puts the attention on the music, is never showy and has great concentration at the keyboard.

This is highly interesting and absorbing music, extremely well played and beautifully recorded. It is art on the highest level and I recommend this recording wholeheartedly and without any reservation whatsoever. 5 full stars out of 5.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A good Scarlatti recital from 1970 - but short TT 12 Oct. 2008
By Discophage - Published on Amazon.com
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Born in 1948 and the daughter and sister of two noted writers, Anne Queffélec is a French pianist who enjoyed some notoriety in the early 1970s in the wake of her success at the Munich and Leeds competition (although her recording career didn't really develop thereafter as could have been expected), and this Scarlatti recital, recorded in 1970 for Erato, was her first recording. It is as good an interpretation as any. Queffélec has all the dazzling pyrotechnics required in the faster pieces yet with enough dynamic nuances, but more commendable still is that she never romanticizes the slower and more pensive ones, and her touch remains always clear. Her selection of 13 Sonatas picks mainly among the more popular ones (which, given the scope of the competition, could work against it), and the 1970 sonics have held up very well. So the only real drawback of this disc is that the original LP's TT of 51 minute fills only 2/3rds of the capacity of a CD. So find it priced accordingly.

Her Ravel Concertos from the same era are also worth hearing: Ravel: Piano Concertos or Ravel: Piano Concertos; Debussy: Fantasie for Piano & Orchestra.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
One of the best recordings of Scarlatti on piano 11 Mar. 2007
By a listener - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a truly classic recording of a well-chosen selection of Scarlatti Sonatas, rivaling some of the best piano accounts (Horowitz, Tipo, Pletnev, etc.) If you love Scarlatti or great piano playing, you must have this vivid and poetic recording.
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perfection 22 Jan. 2008
By classical listener & psychologist-in-training - Published on Amazon.com
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Anne Quefellec is pretty famous in France. She is an amazing Mozart player, but hasn't recorded much, at least not for the US market. This Scarlatti recording, however, is representative: tasteful, both cool and expressive, crisp yet nuanced. Pianistic; she doesn't try to make the piano a harpsichord. But it works oh so well. I think this is my favorite recording of Scarlatti hands down.
Absolutely fantastic - repays many, many listenings 2 Mar. 2014
By Long-time Listener - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Some recordings are so good that, aside from repeated enjoyment of the music they contain, you also listen at least partly just to marvel at what humans can occasionally accomplish, and to enjoy something truly flawless. This is one of those. An utter sense of rightness in the conception of each different piece, and pianism that seems capable of doing whatever is called for at any moment. Beautiful, captivating. Every time I've heard any of these sonatas played by anyone else, it has virtually always ended up as something of a disappointment, since other versions often seem so much weaker than Queffelec's. Buy this for yourself and hear what we're all talking about in these reviews.
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