Scarlatti & Handel

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Tracklist

1.
Sonata in E Minor / Orig. C Minor Allegro
03:19
2.
Sonata in E Minor/orig. C Minor Allegro
02:41
3.
Sonata in C Minor Andante E Cantabile
00:00
4.
Sonata in C Minor Allegro
02:25
5.
Chaconne In G Major
06:13
6.
Trio Sonata Op. 2, No. 5 in Dminor / Orig. G Minor - Larghetto
01:33
7.
Trio Sonata Op. 2, No. 5 in Dminor / Orig. G Minor - Allegro
00:00
8.
Trio Sonata Op. 2, No. 5 in Dminor / Orig. G Minor - Adagio
01:09
9.
Trio Sonata Op. 2, No. 5 in Dminor / Orig. G Minor - Allegro
00:00
10.
Suit in A Minor / Orig. D Minor - Prelude
00:00
11.
Suit in A Minor / Orig. D Minor - Allegro (Fugue)
01:38
12.
Suit in A Minor / Orig. D Minor - Allemande
02:31
13.
Suit in A Minor / Orig. D Minor - Courante
00:00
14.
Suit in A Minor / Orig. D Minor - Air (With 5 Variations)
00:00
15.
Suit in A Minor / Orig. D Minor - Presto
00:00
16.
Sonata in G Major / Orig. - Allegro
03:48
17.
Sonata in G Majo - Presto
01:38

Description

Beside the fact that Georg Friedrich Handel and Domenico Scarlatti were born in the same year, there are many connections between the two composers. Hndel spent the years between 1706 and 1710 in Italy, studying the great traditions of Italian Opera and was particularly influenced by the work of Alessandro Scarlatti. During this time he met with Domenico Scarlatti, the son of Alessandro, and the two composers competed in a friendly musical duel arranged by the wealthy patron, Ottoboni. The composers demonstrated equal expertise in the cembalo but everyone, including Scarlatti, agreed that Hndel was a superior organist. The works recorded on this compact disc were composed originally for the harpsichord, an instrument that looks similar to a piano but whose sound quality is closer to the intimate timbre of the guitar due to the same plucking action of the strings. This was a principal reason for making these transcriptions….

Additional information

Artists

Recording location

Resnswoude – The Netherlands

Mastering equiment

Sadie Audio system

Mastering engineer

Jared Sacks

Mixing console

Rens Heijnis Custom made

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Analog to digital converter

Prism 24 bit / Genex Recorder

Recording date

May 1999

Editing

Jared Sacks

Composers

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Recording engineer

jared Sacks

Producer

Jared Sacks

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Genre

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Digital to analog converter

Sony

Press reviews

International Record Review

(…) The dynamic limits of the guitar, even when there are two of them, draw the listener in to create an intensely atmospheric result.(…) (…) this release offers some very special qualities in an often fascinating performance medium.

The Flying Inkpot

(…) A whole hearted recommendation indeed for all lovers of not just the guitar but the music of Handel and Scarlatti.

Luister

(…) Ze spelen verbazingwekkend goed gitaar en doen dat in perfecte harmonie samen. Uitstekende transcripties en een spel dat ver boven de dagelijkse problemen verheven is. Luister naar de verrassende, niet voor de hand liggende greep uit Scarlattis sonates, diens krachtig neergezette Toccata, de prachtig gespeelde Chaconne van Hndel of diens Trio Sonate, waarbij het duo gezelschap krijgt van de jonge cellist Liwei Qin.

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