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Liaisons Vol 1 - Scarlatti, Bartók / Dejan Lazic

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  1. Scarlatti, Bartók — Sonata In C Major, K. 420: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Scarlatti, Bartók — Sonata In F Minor, K. 58: Fuga $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Scarlatti, Bartók — Sonata In F Major, K. 82: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Scarlatti, Bartók — Rondo On Slovak Folktune In C Major $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Scarlatti, Bartók — Rondo On Slovak Folktune In D Major $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Scarlatti, Bartók — Rondo On Slovak Folktune In F Major $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Scarlatti, Bartók — Sonata In D Major, K. 491: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Scarlatti, Bartók — Sonata In D Major, K. 430: Non Presto Ma a Tempo Di Ballo $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Scarlatti, Bartók — Sonata In C Major, K. 159: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Scarlatti, Bartók — 7 Sketches, Op. 9, Sz 44, BB 54: I. Portrait of a Girl, Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Scarlatti, Bartók — 7 Sketches, Op. 9, Sz 44, BB 54: II. See-saw, Dickory-daw, Comodo $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Scarlatti, Bartók — 7 Sketches, Op. 9, Sz 44, BB 54: III. Lento $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Scarlatti, Bartók — 7 Sketches, Op. 9, Sz 44, BB 54: IV. Non Troppo Lento $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Scarlatti, Bartók — 7 Sketches, Op. 9, Sz 44, BB 54: V. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Scarlatti, Bartók — 7 Sketches, Op. 9, Sz 44, BB 54: VI. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Scarlatti, Bartók — 7 Sketches, Op. 9, Sz 44, BB 54: VII. Poco Lento $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Scarlatti, Bartók — Sonata In D Minor, K. 9: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Scarlatti, Bartók — Sonata In F Major, K. 17: Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Scarlatti, Bartók — Funeral March from Symphonic Poem, "Kossuth", Sz 21, BB 31: Lento - Adagio Molto $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Scarlatti, Bartók — Sonata In a Minor, K. 3: Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Scarlatti, Bartók — Sonata In e Major, K. 380: Andante Comodo $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Scarlatti, Bartók — Sonata In e Major, K. 135: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Scarlatti, Bartók — 6 Dance In Bulgarian Rhythm, from "Microcosmos", Sz. 107, BB. 105: Dance I $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Scarlatti, Bartók — 6 Dance In Bulgarian Rhythm, from "Microcosmos", Sz. 107, BB. 105: Dance II $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Scarlatti, Bartók — 6 Dance In Bulgarian Rhythm, from "Microcosmos", Sz. 107, BB. 105: Dance III $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Scarlatti, Bartók — 6 Dance In Bulgarian Rhythm, from "Microcosmos", Sz. 107, BB. 105: Dance IV $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Scarlatti, Bartók — 6 Dance In Bulgarian Rhythm, from "Microcosmos", Sz. 107, BB. 105: Dance V $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Scarlatti, Bartók — 6 Dance In Bulgarian Rhythm, from "Microcosmos", Sz. 107, BB. 105: Dance VI $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 420/L S2
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 58/L 158
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 82/L 30
>Bartók, Béla : Rondos (3) on Slovak folktunes for Piano, Sz 84
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 491/L 164
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 430/L 463
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 159/L 104
>Bartók, Béla : Sketches (7) (Vázlatok), for piano, Sz. 44, BB 54 (Op. 9b)
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 17/L 384
>Bartók, Béla : Kossuth, symphonic poem for orchestra, Sz. 21
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in A minor, K 3/L 378
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 135/L 224
>Bartók, Béla : Mikrokosmos, Sz 107
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Notes & Reviews:

This month, Salzburg-educated pianist Dejan Lazic launches a fascinating double-portrait series entitled 'Liaisons'. The generously filled program of volume one juxtaposes eleven keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti with short piano works of Bela Bartok. Intriguingly, Lazic finds much in common between these two "musical architects, who as piano virtuosos were equally interested in miniature forms and inspired by folk music."

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
An exciting idea this... and it works! After all, Bartók greatly admired Scarlatti: he even recorded a couple of his sonatas. Both composers were innovators and combined a strong feeling for rhythm with an audacious sense of harmony. Dejan Lazic wastes no time in establishing his credentials as a Scarlatti player. He opens the programme with a somewhat militaristic-sounding C major piece, K420, and already it's all there - the light, resilient touch, the crisp (and often free) approach to rhythm, nimble passage- Bartók Orchestral 113 work and an obvious appreciation of subsidiary material. The last of that particular Scarlatti trio, a filigree piece in F, segues beautifully with the first of Bartók's Three Rondos on Slovak Folktunes (in C), the principal common denominator here, as so often elsewhere, the dance element.

Lazic has a very individual Bartók style; he's no literalist, as illustrated by his emphatic handling of the syncopated main motif of the last Rondo. Again the segue from Bartók (third Rondo) to Scarlatti (the processional D major Sonata, K491) is imaginative, though the switch from the gaily skipping D major Sonata (K159) to the first of Bartók's haunting Seven Sketches is more surprising. Lazic personalises the sequence in a most compelling way. He then gently breaks their spell with Scarlatti's D minor ('Pastoral') and interestingly sandwiches a dramatic piano version (Bartók's own) of the Kossuth Funeral March between lively sonatas in F major and A minor. Perhaps the most effective segue finds the flamenco strumming of Scarlatti's K135 (E major) acting as a prelude to the first of six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm which conclude Bartók's Mikrokosmos. Here Lazic underlines the individual character of each dance, tenderising the fourth (a tribute to Gershwin) with expressive arpeggios, and focusing the fifth's dizzying rhythmic ambiguities.

You reach the journey's end eager to start all over again - or maybe work out another Scarlatti- Bartók sequence. The potential is limitless and let's hope that that this first volume of a series called 'Liaisons' doesn't preclude a second Scarlatti-Bartók sequence.



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Works Details

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 420/L S2
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 58/L 158
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 82/L 30
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Rondos (3) on Slovak folktunes for Piano, Sz 84
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916-1927

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 491/L 164
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 430/L 463
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 159/L 104
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Sketches (7) (Vázlatok), for piano, Sz. 44, BB 54 (Op. 9b)
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908-1910

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 17/L 384
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Kossuth, symphonic poem for orchestra, Sz. 21 :: Funeral March. Lento - Adagio molto
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1903

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in A minor, K 3/L 378
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 135/L 224
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Mikrokosmos, Sz 107 :: Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm
  • Performer: Dejan Lazic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926-1939