Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas for 2 Harpsichords / Ilario Gregoletto and Elena Modena, harpsichords

Audio Samples

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in E minor, K 81/L 271
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Vln/Mandolin and Basso Continuo in G minor, K 88
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D minor, K 89/L 211
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D minor, K 90/L 106
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G major, K 91/L 176

Album Summary

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in E minor, K 81/L 271
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Vln/Mandolin and Basso Continuo in G minor, K 88
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D minor, K 89/L 211
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D minor, K 90/L 106
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G major, K 91/L 176
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Born in 1685, the same year as Bach and Handel, Domenico Scarlatti spent the majority of his career in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. Like his father Alessandro, Domenico wrote in a variety of forms, and chief among his output are the many sonatas written for keyboard - works that proved influential in the development of the Classical style. The compositions detailed in this release are unique in that they are modern arrangements, based on a series of keyboard sonatas originally written for solo violin (or woodwind) and continuo. As a result, they differ from Scarlatti's genuine works for the instrument. They are performed with aplomb by Gregoletto and Modena - a partnership that has contributed many fine recordings to Newton Classics' keyboard library, and whose engaging playing on this release allows fresh insight into a small but significant area of Italian Baroque music.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
This release is a notable feat of imagination. For listeners interested in pursuing the rich world of harpsichord-solo-harpsichordcontinuo duos, turn to Skip Sempe's superb disc of Scarlatti sonatas (Paradizo), where he is joined by the virtuoso harpsichordist Olivier Fortin in four works originally written for solo harpsichord.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Galleria d'Arte Moderna "Carlo Rizzarda", Feltre, Italy (04/08/1993-04/11/1993).



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Works Details

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in E minor, K 81/L 271
  • Performers: Elena Modena (Harpsichord); Elena Modena (Basso Continuo); Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Galleria d'Arte Moderna "Carlo Rizzarda", Feltre, Italy (04/08/1993-04/11/1993)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Vln/Mandolin and Basso Continuo in G minor, K 88
  • Performers: Elena Modena (Harpsichord); Elena Modena (Basso Continuo); Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Galleria d'Arte Moderna "Carlo Rizzarda", Feltre, Italy (04/08/1993-04/11/1993)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D minor, K 89/L 211
  • Performers: Elena Modena (Harpsichord); Elena Modena (Basso Continuo); Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Galleria d'Arte Moderna "Carlo Rizzarda", Feltre, Italy (04/08/1993-04/11/1993)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D minor, K 90/L 106
  • Performers: Elena Modena (Basso Continuo); Elena Modena (Harpsichord); Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Galleria d'Arte Moderna "Carlo Rizzarda", Feltre, Italy (04/08/1993-04/11/1993)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G major, K 91/L 176
  • Performers: Elena Modena (Basso Continuo); Elena Modena (Harpsichord); Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Galleria d'Arte Moderna "Carlo Rizzarda", Feltre, Italy (04/08/1993-04/11/1993)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque