Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas Giovanni Mazzocchin
- Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757):
- 1Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, Kk. 46608:11
- 2Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, Kk. 23903:20
- 3Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C Major, Kk. 51305:14
- 4Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, Kk. 5802:13
- 5Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in F Major, Kk. 29611:38
- 6Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, Kk. 14103:33
- 7Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in G Major, Kk. 14404:58
- 8Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in G Minor, Kk. 30 "Cat's Fugue"04:14
- 9Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, Kk. 21308:54
- 10Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in F Major, Kk. 52502:23
- 11Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D Major, Kk. 49104:50
- 12Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in B-Flat Major, Kk. 54405:04
- 13Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in E Major, Kk. 38005:33
- 14Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, Kk. 24704:31
- 15Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in A Major, Kk. 20804:08
- 16Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in A Major, Kk. 53703:28
- 17Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, Kk. 51703:13
- 18Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in A Major, Kk. 2404:27
- 19Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in B Minor, Kk. 8707:25
- 20Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in A Major, Kk. 20904:14
Info for Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) is one of the most original italian composers of the first half of the eighteenth century.
Born in Naples the same year as two other icons, Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel, Scarlatti's enormous output includes 555 surviving keyboard sonatas, and can be considered an encyclopedia of literature of all time for its vastness, invention, and variety of writing.
Only a fraction of Scarlatti's compositions were published during his lifetime: in 1738, Scarlatti oversaw the publication of 30 of his works, which he titled “Essercizi” (Exercises).
Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas are single movements, mostly in binary form, and some in early sonata form, and mostly written for the harpsichord or the earliest pianofortes (only four for organ). Some of them display great audacity in the way dissonances and unconventional modulations to remote keys are used.
The selection presented on this double-album includes an overview of some well-known sonatas, alongside others rarely played ones: the listener is guided on a journey through various forms and styles, from severe counterpoint to folkloric dances typical of the country where he lived most - Spain.
The versatile pianist Giovanni Mazzocchin does not hesitate to entertain with rapid tempo and a brilliant touch. Nevertheless, the slower moments are treated with a serious, poetic, and never sentimental approach.
The recording was made using a couple of historical Bru¨el & Kjaeer (perfect NOS stereo technique) and Prism Sound pres/converters.
Giovanni Mazzocchin, piano
is born in Bassano del Grappa in 1994. He studied at the Conservatory 'Arrigo Pedrollo' in Vicenza under the guidance of Marco Tezza.
During the years of conservatory he also attended masterclasses with some notable pianists such as Carlo Grante, Alexander Madzar and Filippo Gamba. He degreed in 2012 with high degrees, honor and special mention.
Giovanni is now student at the University of the Padua in the faculty of Computer Science, and he combines the study with the musical interest.
He is as an OnClassical artist since November 2015. A first collaboration with the label includes the recording of the late sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven, Opus 101 & 106 (Hammerklavier) and Opus 109, 110, 111 (OnClassical Cat. OC141C), and the Bach's Goldberg Variations.
This album contains no booklet.