Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 5 Maurizio Zaccaria
- Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757): Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K. 345:
- 1Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K. 34503:21
- 2Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K. 38902:29
- Keyboard Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 267:
- 3Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 26702:56
- Keyboard Sonata in C Major, K. 86:
- 4Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C Major, K. 8603:35
- Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, K. 99:
- 5Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, K. 9906:01
- Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, K. 183:
- 6Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, K. 18303:38
- Keyboard Sonata in C Major, K. 95:
- 7Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C Major, K. 9501:19
- Keyboard Sonata in A Minor, K. 148:
- 8Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in A Minor, K. 14803:06
- Keyboard Sonata in C Major, K. 72:
- 9Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C Major, K. 7203:05
- Keyboard Sonata in G Major, K. 201:
- 10Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in G Major, K. 20103:54
- Keyboard Sonata in C Major, K. 156:
- 11Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C Major, K. 15603:19
- Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, K. 187:
- 12Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, K. 18703:32
- 13Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, K. 23804:04
- Keyboard Sonata in F Major, K. 378:
- 14Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in F Major, K. 37803:44
- eyboard Sonata in D Minor, K. 89:
- 15Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K. 89: I. Allegro03:16
- 16Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K. 89: II. Grave00:44
- 17Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K. 89: III. Allegro01:34
- Keyboard Sonata in A Major, K. 323:
- 18Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in A Major, K. 32301:40
- Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K. 264:
- 19Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K. 26404:51
Info for Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 5
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.
This album is part of a recording series, a growing project, created by our label and involving fifteen young pianists from all over the world.
Maurizio Zaccaria's playing of the Scarlatti's Sonatas is characterised by a general pianist and compositional vision, not immune to virtuosity and innovation.
The recording has been captured by sound engineer Alessandro Simonetto with 6 microphones - two pairs of Bru¨el & Kjær of the eighties, and two Neumann's. The instrument used is a new Steinway grand D-274.
Maurizio Zaccaria, piano
After a diploma in piano at "Niccola Piccinni" Conservatory of Music in Bari under the guidance of Gregorio Goffredo and a master at "Nino Rota" Conservatory of Music in Monopoli under the guidance of Benedetto Lupo, he attended the masterclasses of Marisa Somma, Cristian Zaccarias, Joaquin Achucarro, Francois J. Thiollier, Konstantin Bogino et Aldo Ciccolini.
He went on to win several national and international piano competitions: Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, Liszt International Piano Competition (the famous Argentine pianist Martha Argerich was in the jury), Thalberg International Piano Competition, International Music Competition in Ibla, "San Nicolaus" International Piano Competition International, Piano Festival in Osnabruch (Germania), Cliburn Piano Competition in Texas (USA). In 2008 he was awarded the "Umanitaria" Society price in Milan (president Maestro Abbado); during the same year he was also awarded the Arts Price of the Italian Cultural Ministry, after which he played at the Parco della Musica in Rome. He plays in Italy and abroad in some important halls: Auditorium della Radio Televisione Svizzera (Lugano); Salle Cortot (Paris); Institut Italien de Culture (Paris); Sala Gaber (Milan); Parco della Musica (Rome); Sala Scarlatti (Naples); Teatro delle Muse (Ancona); Teatro Piccinni et Kursaal Santa Lucia (Bari); Teatro Bibiena (Mantova); Villa Ruffolo (Ravello); Teatro Wan Vesterhout (Mola di Bari); Auditorium V. Falco (playing two pianos with Aldo Ciccolini); Teatro Curci (Bari). Maurizio Zaccaria plays for important associations: Fondazione Petruzzelli (Bari); URTIcanti contemporary music festival; Ravello festival; PianoFestival (Grosseto); A.R.A.M. (Rome); Gaeta Festival; Accademia dei Cameristi (Bari). In March 2007 he debuted in the USA, during a series of concerts playing Bartok's compositions, among which his Sonata for two pianos and percussions. His last concerts with Bari Concert Society orchestra and Taranto Magna Grecia orchestra, respectively devoted to Shostakovic's Concerto Op. 35 and Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto Op. 30 have fascinated audience and critics. He played as a soloist with Petruzzelli Symphonic Orchestra, (Bari), "Nino Rota" orchestra (Monopoli, Bari) conducted by Filippo Maria Bressan, with Cosenza Symphonic orchestra, Bacau symphonic orchestra, Matera Duni Orchestra (there he played Gershwin's best symphonic pieces for piano, Concerto in Fa and Rapsody in Blue) and with Bari Metropolitan Symphonic orchestra. He was invited by the Italian embassy in Pogdorica where he played music by Fauré, Debussy and Schostakovic. He is also a composer, and he debuted some compositions by Goeffroy Drouin, Luca Lombardi, Lera Auerbach, Luca Mosca, Andrea Marena and Fabio Vacchi. He also pays chamber music and he collaborates with flutist Leonardo Grittani.
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