Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 22
Format: COMPACT DISC
When his pupil, the Infanta Maria Barbara married the heir to the Spanish throne, Domenico Scarlatti travelled with her from Lisbon to Madrid, a move that led to the completion of hundreds of single-movement sonatas or exercises. Designed for her to play, and containing some of his greatest music, the sonatas offer a plethora of features that have ensured their lasting popularity and influence. In this volume one can encounter effortless use of repetition, imitation and arpeggio figuration, dynamic left hand octave writing and hand crossing, some, as in the Sonata in C minor, of spectacular velocity. Born in Israel, Eylam Keshet began his musical studies at the age of nine. He has participated in prestigious festivals and events all over the world, and has been awarded scholarships for excellence from several foundations.