Urgently need to know which scarlatti sonata this is?
Ok, with a clarinet trio involved, what we're dealing with here is a transcription of some kind. When I search that, one candidate for that particular scoring is returned more than anything else, which is his Sonata in C L104/Kk159, which you will find on page 12 of this score:
The arrangement for clarinet trio in question would be this one:
(scroll down to locate it)
Once you start looking, however, more candidates turn up, and as only you know what it actually is that you are referring to, I can only suggest you replicate my search (keywords "Scarlatti clarinet trio") and begin to 'follow the yellow brick road' yourself... :-)
All the best,
Piano? My favorite is the one in G minor, K 108...
I also love the one in A major, K 113... Lots of fun hand crossing... Not a very professional recording... But pretty good nonetheless...
This is another favorite... F minor, K 466...
Another great one is K 450, G minor...
Another one is K 25, F sharp minor...
There you go... 5 sonata's... You're 1/100 of the way to knowing them all =] There are over 500... I'll never know them all...
So much music, so little time...
Anyone knows information about Scarlatti's Sonatas K426 & 427?
I get tortured by the other respondents when I answer homework questions,
but I'll give you a few hints.
■ Find out what the "balanced form" is. Whenever this term is discussed, Scarlatti is cited as its best-known practitioner.
■ Look in Form in Tonal Music by Douglass M. Green and find out what a "broken cadence" is.
■ Music professors always want to know where the cadences are. In 426, there are cadences in EbM, BbM, CM, GM, and dm, although not necessarily in that order. In 427, there are cadences in GM, DM, and em, although not necessarily in that order.
■ Where do you see canonic imitation?
Here is a good bibliographic index for questions like yours:
Honestly I don't know if there's a Sonata that is THE most important.. Anyway this are some of the most known and played. I think you should listen to this and to other and then decide which one do you like.Have a Good Music
You are correct... he did not call them "sonatas" he referred to them as "esserzi" or exercises. The sonata as a form was not around in the Baroque period. It came into being in the early classical period, although the term is sometimes used for a piece of music to be played and not sung.
Ah, Scarlatti. I can play about half of his sonatas. Many of them by memory.
A note about repeated notes before I begin: They are much easier on a harpsichord. Harpsichord keys don't offer nearly as much resistance as piano keys do. Plucking a string takes much less force than hammering it.
(There are two catalogs by two different men for Scarlatti's works. One is by a more modern pianist called Longo and the other is an older source from a man named Kirkpatrick).
K.96/L.465 is my favorite one to perform. It's not one of his easier sonatas, but not that hard either. Most people play this one way too fast for my tastes (I can play it as fast as them but it sounds non-musical to me). Scarlatti has show-off pieces. This one is so musical, why waste it?
K.380/L.23 is a relatively easy sonata to learn and just sounds so grand. Here is a recording, but I think it's not that good of a recording. I prefer my harpsichord pieces to have smoother playing than this:
Schmidt-Rogers does a good job, but her mistakes made me re-think giving you this link:
K.20/L.375 is also one of my favorites - though I think literally hundreds of his 500+ sonatas are my favorites.
All of these sonatas and 44 more are included in the following Dover edition:
Every single one of these 47 sonatas is absolutely beautiful. I guarantee if you like Scarlatti you will be coming back to this collection again and again. Dover also sells his entire collection in a multi-volume set.