“Bach’s Preludes are on holiday at the Mediterranean” – the wonderful alliance of polyphonic fluency and musical delight in Domenico Scarlatti’s piano sonatas could be described thus. Originally composed for harpsichord, these pieces exhaust the technical and tonal possibilities of keyboard instruments in such a refined manner that pianists have never been able to resist playing them on modern pianos, whether grand or upright. Henle have chosen one of the most popular sonatas with a moderate level of difficulty from Henle's extensive three-volume Urtext edition (HN 395, 451, 476). This single edition is an asset for teaching and provide an ideal introduction to Scarlatti’s fascinating musical language.
Fingering: Detlef Kraus