Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas

COMPOSERS: Scarlatti
LABELS: Decca
ALBUM TITLE: Scarlatti
WORKS: Keyboard Sonatas
PERFORMER: András Schiff (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 475 7729
Whilst not turning his back on Scarlatti’s most virtuosic sonatas, Schiff’s selection gravitates to the darker side of the Spanish soul. The pianism is exquisitely manicured but tempos can be cautious and southern ‘heart’ is often subjugated to northern ‘head’. Paul Riley

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