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SCARLATTI, D.: Keyboard Sonatas

SCARLATTI, D.: Keyboard Sonatas

The Classical Shop
release date: January 2012


Artists:

Vincent Boucher

Soloist

Record Label
Atma Classiqe

Genre:

Instrumental


Classical

Total Time - 72:54
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DOMENICO SCARLATTI

     
1 

Keyboard Sonata in G minor, K.31/L.231/P.19

4:59
     
2 

Keyboard Sonata in G minor, K.35/L.386/P.20

3:17
     
3 

Keyboard Sonata in C minor, K.84/L.10/P.45

3:43
     
4 

Keyboard Sonata in C minor, K.58/L.158/P.39

3:42
     
5 

Keyboard Sonata in F minor, K.69/L.382/P.42

6:20
     
6 

Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.517/L.266/P.517

3:52
     
7 

Keyboard Sonata in A minor, K.61/L.136/P.16

4:07
     
8 

Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.9/L.413/P.65

3:28
     
9 

Keyboard Sonata in F major, K.525/L.188/P.529

3:15
     
10 

Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.1/L.366/P.57

2:50
     
11 

Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.191/L.207/P.18

4:00
     
12 

Keyboard Sonata in D major, K.287/L.S9/P.310

2:07
     
13 

Keyboard Sonata in D major, K.288/L.57/P.311

1:59
     
14 

Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K.87/L.33/P.43

7:01
     
15 

Keyboard Sonata in C minor, K.56/L.356/P.50

4:13
     
16 

Keyboard Sonata in C minor, K.99/L.317/P.135

5:02
     
17 

Keyboard Sonata in G minor, K.12/L.489/P.68

4:18
     
18 

Keyboard Sonata in G minor, K.30/L.499/P.86

4:41
     
 Vincent Boucher Soloist


Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) wrote 555 sonatas for harpsichord. Following the custom of the period, these sonatas may be played on various keyboard instruments. Scarlatti was not only a virtuoso harpsichordist but also an exceptional organist. Some sonatas, by virtue of their nature or of how they are written, are particularly well suited to the organ. Examples include certain preludes and fugues from Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, which dates from the same period.

Vincent Boucher has chosen 18 sonatas which not only can be played on the organ, but on which he feels the organ sheds "a new and favorable light by virtue of its colorful registrations, the notes held and heard for their full duration, the doubling of low notes by the pedal, etc."

Vincent Boucher played these sonatas on the splendid Italian organ, made by Karl Wilhelm, of the Très-Saint-Rédempteur church in Montreal.

              Artistic Quality 10                       Sound Quality 10

Christophe Huss - ClassicsToday.com (France) - 2 September 2005


"Vincent Boucher is clearly on of the finest organists to appear in Canada in decades. Most recently the winner of the Conseil québécois de la musique’s January 2005 Opus Award for "Discovery of the Year", he is also, surprisingly, an accomplished financier. His debut recording for the Atma label of 18 of Scarlatti’s 555 sonatas is refreshing , intelligent, slyly whimsical and thoroughly enjoyable.

One does not often encounter the music of Domenico Scarlatti, so closely identified with the harpsichord, on the organ. Yet from the evidence here it’s clear that the sustained tones of the organ greatly enhance the fugal textures of many of these works. To be sure, Boucher is judicious in his selections, and has dodged the more flamboyant and fiercely dissonant sonatas."

Daniel Foley - The Whole Note - 1 November 2005


"One of the sunniest of the new ATMA discs is a collection of 18 keyboard sonatas by the Italian baroque composer Domenico Scarlatti, who penned 550 such pieces during his long service to the King of Portugal and later to his daughter in Spain. Much ink is spent justifying the use of organ for the performances here (harpsichord or piano are the orthodox choices), but none seem inappropriate for the instrument, and many, indeed, perk up with all the stop changes. Organist Vincent Boucher catches the music’s wit nicely."

Elissa Poole - The Globe and Mail - 26 August 2005


"You don’t have to be an organ-music lover to appreciate the overall brilliance, both technical and aural, of this collection of sonatas by baroque-era composer Domenico Scarlatti... The two masters behind this effort are young Montreal organist Vincent Boucher and Canadian organ-builder Karl Wilhelm who in 1993 designed and installed a deceptively modest two-manual, classically Italian-voiced instrument for the Eglise du Tres Saint Redempteur in Montreal. Boucher (who leads a second life as a financial analyst for a big Quebec bank) could not possibly play these 18 short works with any more vigour and variety, distilling every possible colour from the organ’s 15 ranks of pipes. This appears to be his debut recording. May there be many more."

John Terauds - The Toronto Star - 1 September 2005




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