Of the three sonatas intended for organ, I counted only one that Belder actually plays on an organ, K On the other hand, for variety, spread between discs 22 and 27, he plays several of the sonatas on a fortepiano. As noted, Scarlatti, it seems, was not overly fond of slow movements, a problem that beset Charles Avison when he thought to conjoin a number of these single movement sonatas in a set of concerti grossi.
Nonetheless, sprinkled throughout the set are some beauties. Concerning the instruments, Pieter-Jan Belder has this to say: Scarlatti himself had many types of harpsichord and small fortepianos at his disposal. Many readers, even the really serious collectors among them, I suspect will be content to have their Scarlatti sonatas meted out in smaller portions.
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Remember though that no one is expected to sit down and listen to all the discs without a potty break or two. Think of this as a long-term listening project.
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In his piano transcriptions of harpsichord sonatas principally by Scarlatti, Granados tackled the task of presenting virtually unknown works to a contemporary public. His arrangements, with occasional modifications of harmony, transpose these 18th century sonatas into the idiom of the modern piano. They are presented here for the first time as a complete collection on disc.
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