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Composers of the Week: the Scarlattis

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Geoffrey Baskerville introduces music by father and son Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti. The
Scarlatti cult that swept through England in the 1740s thanks to
Domenico's flamboyant harpsichord sonatas had its most eloquent fan in the city of Newcastle. Charles Avison reworked the sonatas into orchestral concertos, and these even warrant a mention in Sterne's
Tristram Shandy.
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D,
Kk29
Ton Koopman (harpsichord)
Avison Concerto Grosso No 6 in D
Brandenburg Consort , director Roy Goodman (violin)
Alessandro Scarlatti Lamentazioni per la Settimana Santa (excerpt) Christina Miatello (soprano), Aurora Ensemble
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in A minor, Kkl75
Rafael Puyana (harpsichord)
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in C, Kk513 Andras Schiff (piano)
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight

Contributors

Introduces: Geoffrey Baskerville
Introduces: Domenico Scarlatti.
Unknown: Tristram Shandy.
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti Sonata
Unknown: Brandenburg Consort
Violin: Roy Goodman
Violin: Alessandro Scarlatti Lamentazioni
Soprano: Christina Miatello
Harpsichord: Rafael Puyana
Harpsichord: Domenico Scarlatti Sonata
Piano: Andras Schiff

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Composers of the Week: the Scarlattis

BBC Radio 3, 8 April 1998 12.00






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