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  • Performer: Richard Lester (harpsichord)
  • Conductor: None
  • Composer: Domenico Scarlatti
  • Audio CD (11 Sept. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 9
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Nimbus Records
  • ASIN: B0091EF2YK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Allegro
  2. Presto
  3. Presto
  4. Allegro
  5. Allegro
  6. Allegro
  7. Presto
  8. Allegro
  9. Allegro
  10. Presto
  11. Allegro
  12. Presto
  13. Presto
  14. Presto
  15. Allegro
  16. Presto
  17. Presto
  18. Presto
  19. Allegro
  20. Presto
  21. Allegro
  22. Allegro
  23. Allegro
  24. Presto
  25. Allegro
  26. Presto
  27. Allegro
  28. Presto
  29. Presto
  30. Moderato
  31. Andante
  32. Allegro
  33. Allegro
  34. Andante - Allegro
  35. Allegro
  36. Vivo
  37. Allegro
  38. Allegro
  39. Allegro
  40. Allegro
  41. Andante
  42. Allegro
  43. Allegro
  44. Allegro
  45. Andante - Allegro
  46. Allegro
  47. Andante - Moderato
  48. Andante
  49. Allegro Non Molto
  50. Allegro
  51. Vivo
  52. Allegro Con Spirito
  53. And/Mod/Cantabile/Allegro
  54. Allegro
  55. Allegro
  56. Allegro
  57. Allegro
  58. Allegro
  59. Allegro
  60. Cantabile - Allegrissimo
  61. Andante - Moderato
  62. Vivo
  63. Allegro
  64. Allegro Vivo
  65. Sonata in a Major, K181
  66. Allegro
  67. Allegro
  68. Allegro
  69. Andante

Disc: 2

  1. Allegro
  2. Allegro
  3. Presto
  4. Presto
  5. Allegro
  6. Allegrissimo
  7. Allegro Non Molto
  8. Allegro
  9. Allegro
  10. Sonata in B Flat Major, K190
  11. Sonata in D Minor, K191
  12. Sonata in E Flat Major, K192
  13. Sonata in E Flat Major, K193
  14. Andante
  15. Vivo
  16. Allegro
  17. Andante
  18. Allegro
  19. Andante - Moderato
  20. Allegro
  21. Vivo
  22. Andante
  23. Allegro
  24. Andante - Cantabile
  25. Allegro
  26. Andante
  27. Andantino
  28. Allegro Molto
  29. Andante
  30. Allegro Vivo
  31. Andante
  32. Allegro
  33. Andante
  34. Vivo
  35. Andante
  36. Allegro
  37. Allegro
  38. Vivo
  39. Allegro
  40. Vivo
  41. Allegro
  42. Allegro
  43. Allegro
  44. Allegro
  45. Allegro Vivo
  46. Allegro
  47. Allegro
  48. Andante
  49. Allegro
  50. Andante
  51. Allegro
  52. Allegro
  53. Allegro
  54. Andante
  55. Allegro
  56. Allegro
  57. Allegro
  58. Vivo
  59. Allegro
  60. Allegro
  61. Allegro
  62. Alla Breve - Allegro
  63. Allegro
  64. Alla Breve - Allegro

Disc: 3

  1. Allegro
  2. Allegro
  3. Allegro
  4. Allegro
  5. Allegro
  6. Alla Breve - Allegro
  7. Allegro
  8. Andante
  9. Allegro
  10. Andante
  11. Andante
  12. Allegro
  13. Allegro
  14. Vivo
  15. Alla Breve - Andante
  16. Vivo
  17. Allegro
  18. Andante
  19. Allegro
  20. Allegro
  21. Allegro
  22. Alla Breve
  23. Vivo
  24. Allegro
  25. Vivo - Moderato
  26. Andante
  27. Allegro
  28. Allegro
  29. Cantabile - Andante
  30. Con Velocita
  31. Andante
  32. Allegro
  33. Andante
  34. Allegro - Andante
  35. Andante - Allegro
  36. Allegro
  37. Allegro
  38. Allegro
  39. Andante - Allegro
  40. Allegro
  41. Allegro
  42. Allegro
  43. Andante
  44. Allegro
  45. Allegro
  46. Andante
  47. Allegro
  48. Andante
  49. Allegro
  50. Allegro
  51. Allegro
  52. Andante
  53. Allegro
  54. Andante
  55. Allegro
  56. Andante - Cantabile
  57. Allegro
  58. Allegro
  59. Allegro
  60. Cantabile
  61. Allegro
  62. Andante
  63. Allegro
  64. Allegro
  65. Allegro
  66. Allegro
  67. Allegro
  68. Allegro
  69. Allegro
  70. Andante
  71. Allegro
  72. Allegro
  73. Allegro
  74. Allegro

Disc: 4

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro
  4. Allegro
  5. Allegro
  6. Andante Commodo
  7. Allegro
  8. Allegro
  9. Andante
  10. Allegro
  11. Allegro - Allegrissimo
  12. Allegro
  13. Allegro
  14. Allegro
  15. Allegro
  16. Allegro
  17. Allegro
  18. Allegro
  19. Allegro
  20. Allegro
  21. Allegro - Andante
  22. Allegro
  23. Allegro
  24. Allegro
  25. Moderato È Cantabile
  26. Prestissimo
  27. Allegro
  28. Allegro
  29. Andante - Allegrissimo
  30. Allegro
  31. Allegro
  32. Andante
  33. Allegro
  34. Allegro
  35. Allegrissimo
  36. Alla Breve - Allegro
  37. Allegrissimo
  38. Alla Breve - Allegro
  39. Presto
  40. Alla Breve - Allegro
  41. Allegro
  42. Allegro
  43. Presto
  44. Alla Breve - Allegro
  45. Allegro
  46. Alla Breve - Allegro
  47. Allegro
  48. Allegro
  49. Alla Breve - Presto Fugato
  50. Alla Breve - Andante
  51. Allegro
  52. Allegro
  53. Allegrissimo
  54. Alla Breve - Allegro
  55. Minuet
  56. Andante Commodo
  57. Allegro
  58. Alla Breve - Allegro
  59. Allegro
  60. Alla Breve - Cantabile - Andante
  61. Allegro
  62. Alla Breve - Presto
  63. Veloce E Fugato
  64. Alla Breve - Presto
  65. Allegro
  66. Alla Breve - Allegro
  67. Allegro
  68. Allegro
  69. Alla Breve - Allegro
  70. Minuet
  71. Alla Breve - Allegro
  72. Allegro
  73. Alla Breve - Andante
  74. Minuet
  75. Andante
  76. Allegro
  77. Allegro

Disc: 5

  1. Allegro
  2. Alla Breve - Andante
  3. Allegro
  4. Alla Breve - Andante
  5. Allegro
  6. Alla Breve - Allegro
  7. Allegro
  8. Alla Breve - Andante
  9. Allegro
  10. Alla Breve - Allegro
  11. Allegro
  12. Allegro
  13. Allegro
  14. Alla Breve - Allegro
  15. Pastoral - Allegro
  16. Pastoral - Allegro
  17. Presto
  18. Alla Breve - Fuga
  19. Alla Breve - Allegro
  20. Alla Breve - Allegro
  21. Piu Tosto Presto Che Allegro
  22. Alla Breve - Allegro
  23. Allegro
  24. Alla Breve - Allegro
  25. Alla Breve - Allegro
  26. Presto
  27. Alla Breve - Allegro
  28. Allegro Molto
  29. Andante
  30. Presto, Quanto Sia Possibile
  31. Alla Breve - Allegro
  32. Allegro
  33. Allegro
  34. Tempo Di Ballo
  35. Tempo Di Ballo
  36. Allegro
  37. Allegro
  38. Allegro
  39. Vivo
  40. Andante
  41. Andante
  42. Allegro
  43. Allegro
  44. Andante Commodo
  45. Andante Commodo
  46. Alla Breve - Allegro
  47. Moderato
  48. Moderato
  49. Minuet
  50. Alla Breve - Allegro
  51. Allegro
  52. Alla Breve - Allegro
  53. Allegrissimo
  54. Allegro O Presto
  55. Pastoral - Allegrissimo
  56. Alla Breve - Allegro
  57. Allegro
  58. Allegro
  59. Allegrissimo
  60. Allegro
  61. Andante Spiritoso
  62. Alla Breve - Allegro
  63. Alla Breve - Allegro
  64. Allegro
  65. Allegro
  66. Allegro - Alla Breve - Presto
  67. Alla Breve - Allegro
  68. Allegro
  69. Andante
  70. Alla Breve - Molto Allegro
  71. Alla Breve - Allegro
  72. Allegro
  73. Andante Moderato
  74. Allegrissimo
  75. Allegro
  76. Alla Breve - Allegro Molto
  77. Alla Breve - Allegro
  78. Minuet

Disc: 6

  1. Andante
  2. Alla Breve - Allegro Molto
  3. Andante E Cantabile
  4. Alla Breve - Allegrissimo
  5. Allegro
  6. Allegrissimo
  7. Andante E Cantabile
  8. Alla Breve - Allegrissimo
  9. Alla Breve - Presto
  10. Alla Breve - Andante E Cantabile
  11. Alla Breve - Allegrissimo
  12. Presto
  13. Allegro
  14. Alla Breve - Andante E Cantabile
  15. Alla Breve - Allegro
  16. Allegro
  17. Alla Breve - Allegro
  18. Allegro
  19. Alla Breve - Cantabile
  20. Allegro
  21. Presto
  22. Alla Breve - Allegro
  23. Allegro
  24. Alla Breve - Allegro
  25. Allegro
  26. Alla Breve - Allegro
  27. Allegro
  28. Alla Breve - Andante
  29. Allegro
  30. Alla Breve - Allegretto
  31. Allegro
  32. Alla Breve - Allegretto
  33. Allegro
  34. Alla Breve - Allegro Non Presto
  35. Allegro
  36. Andantino Cantabile
  37. Allegro
  38. Alla Breve - Allegro
  39. Allegro
  40. Alla Breve - Allegro
  41. Allegro
  42. Pastorale: Moderato - Molto Allegro - Presto
  43. Allegro
  44. Allegro
  45. Allegretto
  46. Prestissimo
  47. Allegro
  48. Allegro Assai
  49. Allegretto
  50. Allegro
  51. Allegro
  52. Allegro
  53. Allegro
  54. Allegro
  55. Allegro Commodo
  56. Allegro Assai
  57. Allegro
  58. Allegro
  59. Allegro
  60. Allegro
  61. Allegro
  62. Allegro Assai
  63. Cantabile
  64. Allegro
  65. Cantabile
  66. Prestissimo
  67. Allegretto
  68. Allegro
  69. Allegretto
  70. Allegretto

Disc: 7

  1. Allegretto
  2. Allegro
  3. Allegro Assai
  4. Allegro
  5. Allegro
  6. Presto
  7. Presto
  8. Presto
  9. Allegro
  10. Allegro
  11. Allegro Moderato
  12. Presto
  13. Allegro
  14. Allegro
  15. Con Spirito
  16. Allegro
  17. Fuga
  18. Allegro
  19. Sonata in G Minor, K60
  20. Sonata in a Minor, K61
  21. Allegro
  22. Allegro
  23. Allegro
  24. Allegro
  25. Allegro
  26. Allegro
  27. Allegro
  28. Allegro
  29. Sonata in E Flat Major, K68
  30. Sonata in F Minor, K69
  31. Sonata in B Flat Major, K70
  32. Allegro
  33. Allegro
  34. Allegro - Minuetto 1/2
  35. Allegro
  36. Allegro
  37. Presto
  38. Allegro
  39. Moderato È Cantabile - Minuet
  40. Allegrissimo
  41. Minuet
  42. Sonata in F Major, K82
  43. Minuet
  44. Sonata in C Minor, K84
  45. Sonata in F Major, K85
  46. Andante Moderato
  47. Sonata in B Minor, K87
  48. Allegro
  49. Sonata in D Minor, K92
  50. Fuga
  51. Allegrissimo
  52. Allegro
  53. Allegro
  54. Allegrissimo
  55. Allegro
  56. Allegro
  57. Allegro
  58. Allegro
  59. Allegro
  60. Allegro
  61. Allegro
  62. Allegro
  63. Allegro
  64. Allegro
  65. Allegro
  66. Con Spirito E Presto
  67. Allegro
  68. Allegro
  69. Allegro
  70. Non Presto

Disc: 8

  1. Allegro
  2. Allegrissimo
  3. Allegrissimo
  4. Allegro
  5. Allegro
  6. Allegro
  7. Vivo
  8. Sonata in C Minor, K126
  9. Allegro
  10. Allegro
  11. Allegro
  12. Allegro
  13. Cantabile
  14. Allegro
  15. Allegro
  16. Allegro
  17. Allegro
  18. Allegro
  19. Allegro
  20. Sonata in D Minor, K141
  21. Sonata in F Sharp Minor, K142
  22. Sonata in G Major, K143
  23. Sonata in C Major, K144
  24. Sonata in D Major, K145
  25. Sonata in G Major, K146
  26. Sonata in C Major, K95
  27. Sonata in G Minor, K97
  28. Sonata in E Minor, K147
  29. Sonata in F Major, K94
  30. Sonata in D Minor
  31. Sonata in G Major
  32. Sonata in D Major
  33. Sonata in a Major
  34. Sonata in a Major
  35. Sonata in a Major
  36. Sonata in E Major
  37. Sonata in G Major
  38. Sonata in D Minor
  39. Sonata in a Major
  40. Sonata in C Major
  41. Sonata in G Minor
  42. Sonata in G Major
  43. Aria
  44. Allegro
  45. Larghetto
  46. Allegro
  47. Allegro
  48. Minuetto
  49. Fuga. Andante Moderato
  50. Minuetto
  51. Allegro - Vivo
  52. Vivo Non Molto
  53. Allegro - Allegro - Allegrissimo
  54. Allegro
  55. Vivo
  56. Con Spirito Andante
  57. Allegro
  58. Andante Allegro
  59. Andante
  60. Andante
  61. Cantabile
  62. Prestissimo
  63. Cantabile
  64. Allegro
  65. Allegretto
  66. Allegro
  67. Allegretto
  68. Allegro
  69. Allegretto
  70. Allegro
  71. Allegretto
  72. Allegro

Disc: 9

  1. Grave
  2. Allegro
  3. Allegro
  4. Allegro
  5. Allegro
  6. Grave
  7. Allegro
  8. Grave
  9. Allegro
  10. Grave
  11. Allegro
  12. Giga. Allegro
  13. Minuet
  14. Grave
  15. Allegro
  16. Grave
  17. Allegro
  18. Grave
  19. Andante Moderato
  20. Allegro
  21. Minuet
  22. Allegro
  23. Grave
  24. Allegro
  25. Largo
  26. Allegro
  27. Sarabande
  28. Allegro

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The 555 Keyboard Sonatas catalogued by Ralph Kirkpatrick plus 13 additional sonatas from unpublished manuscripts Richard Lester plays the majority of the sonatas on a copy of a 1785 harpsichord by Joachim José Antunes, with a selection of sonatas repeated on the fortepiano or organ. 9 CDs in high bite-rate MP3 format. Playable on MP3 compatible disc players and MP3 portable devices. Texts in English include a 10,000 word note on the works, plus 'Flamenco Sketches', an essay by Richard Lester, and an excel spreadsheet detailing each work by 'K' number, key and tempo. "Richard Lester's coverage of the complete Scarlatti keyboard sonatas is very impressive indeed. Lester's credentials are impeccable but, more importantly, he is obviously very enthusiastic about this repertoire and his spontaneous playing conveys that dedication. His style is admirably flexible and altogether most winning." The Penguin Guide

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This represents Nimbus' third foray into large-scale MP3 sets, following issues of the Adam Fischer Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra's complete Haydn symphonies, and Kevin Bowyer's survey of the complete Bach organ music.

The advantage of MP3 encoded CDs are that they can store far more information than a conventional disc resulting, in the case of the new Scarlatti, in a reduction from 7 boxes of 38 CDs to 2 boxes of 9 MP3 discs. Thus shelf space is saved, and much greater accessibility is provided to a large corpus of music, since put simply, one doesn't have recourse to reloading discs as often.

Disadvantages ?

Those with older CD players (and some maybe not so old) might like to try first if they can, as some machines may be resistant to MP3. A friends' mid 1990's Arcam Alpha didn't play ball, as did a barely 6 year old Marantz of mine. Yet a couple of my DVD machines (one quite elderly) responded favourably, and my NAD CD player had no problem. A SONY stereo SACD player meanwhile also proclaimed "no audio". Text-reading players incidentally are also very useful (though not from my experience essential), as the full read-out capability makes it just that bit easier to confidently identify tracks.

Also - as MP3 is a compressed medium doesn't quality suffer - like MD? Well frankly I believe my Hi-Fi equipment is pretty reasonable (albeit not esoteric), and I think I'm blessed with pretty good hearing and...... as in the MD debate....if I can discern a difference it seems pretty damn marginal. I compared Bowyer's Bach between CD and MP3....and now Lester's Scarlatti (as I'd previously purchased the conventional CDs) and I'm blowed if I can discern any meaningful variation.

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"The Ring?" A mere bagatelle! "Les Troyens"?? Fiddlesticks!! The complete Bach Cantatas??? Pah!!!
All 555 Scarlatti Sonatas, plus numerous "Appendices and Diversities", AND six Continuo Sonatas? Now you're talking! This is a huge undertaking by the redoubtable Richard Lester, who certainly deserves a knighthood for accomplishing it, if not beatification!
It seriously is a magnificent achievement, and the best thing about it is that it has been realised with an exemplary balance between scholarship and performing flair. For a start, he has used, as far as I can ascertain, three different harpsichords, a fortepiano and two organs.
Lester has chosen what he feels to be the most appropriate instrument for each piece or group of pieces, and the boon for the listener is the avoidance of any suspicion of monotony.
It must be said though, that Scarlatti's sonatas themselves are so unfailingly varied and surprising that such monotony would be hard to come by. As I write this, I am barely halfway through the set - and I wouldn't recommend listening to too many of the CDs in one sitting - but I am finding it refreshing, entertaining and generally terrific. Just one example (out of nearly 600, ok, it's ridiculous!)that I happen to be listening to at the moment; K215 in E major. A conventional opening, with the strutting feel of a French Overture. Gradually the harmony darkens, until a truly astonishing passage with thick, gritty discords. Lester then sweetens the pill with a moment of harp (or lute?) registration. Just six and a half minutes or so, but a real piece of musical fantasy.
Not just a great achievement, but spectacular value too - works out at about £2.90 per CD if bought on this site! Scarlatti would have been furious........
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This was certainly a massive undertaking to record all the 555 Domenico Scarlatti sonatas. You will probably have your favourites and there may be a case for extracting some of those for separate listening. Nevertheless this massive 41 hours of listening will appeal to completists. It also enables you to listen to less frequently heard sonatas and to be able to dip in and out of them. Thankfully the sonatas are arranged in Kirkpatrick order so they are relatively easy to find. There is also a helpful Excel spreadsheet for your computer detailing all the sonatas and where to find them. There are fascinating PDF files containing analysis of the sonatas by Richard Lester as well as an essay "Flamenco Sketches". This is all useful in gaining a thorough appreciation of this body of work. The sonatas are redorded on harpsichord. Some sonatas are repeated on fortepiano and a few on organ. The sound of the instruments is lovely. The last disc also contains Continuo Sonatas with recorders which make an excellent addition.

The disca are playable on CD players compatible with MP3 files. Most modern CD players will play these, including car CD players. However, some older CD players will not play them and it would be sensible to check your manufacturer's literature. I have six CD players in various guises and only one would not play the discs. I had no problems transferring to an i-pod. However if you have a Brennan JB7 this may be more difficult. I tried several ploys to load discs and they all failed in spite of the Brennan using MP3 files. The compression rate is 320 kbps and thus minimally compressed and I certainly did not notice the compression.

A thoroughly complete package. This really does represent fantastic value for money.
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