HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Domenico Scarlatti – 33 Piano Sonatas (Zacharias)

All thanks for this masterwork go to Jean-Luc
There are not only WAM’s & LvB’s piano sonatas, out there…
All those truly jewels compounding Domenico Scarlatti’s catalogue of keyboard sonatas – short pieces in one movement, greatly imbued with Iberian flavour and passionate rhythms – call for a gifted musician who must be able to naturally alternate melodic lines, sharply shade contrasts and lively use vivid tempos. Therefore only an agile-minded pianist can qualify for the task of interpreting Scarlatti’s sonatas at a masterful degree, a pianist who possesses a robust insight in what music means at its deepest level: feeling embodied in sound. Scarlatti proves a maestro of atmosphere demanding at a largest extent the soloist approaching his music.
Christian Zacharias is – for me – among the living pianists the most suitable to this music. He has all the required qualities as a super-class musician and actually he seems fond of playing this music, loving to polish the phrase up to its last consequences, extracting the right nuances and moods from his keyboard. In short, Christian Zacharias reigns supreme in the realm of clever virtuosity and spontaneous empathy with Scarlatti’s output.

Composer: Domenico Scarlatti
Christian Zacharias
Vinyl 1979-1982(1985)
Number of discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR 12
Size: 2.92 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (CBS) Wendy (Walter) Carlos – The Well-Tempered Synthesizer

If you have to own one of her early recordings, this is the one to get. The haunting final Monteverdi piece, with its strange, beautiful, and terrifying electronic vocals is worth the price of admission alone. Perhaps the crown work on this album is Bach’s 4th Brandenburg Concerto, which Glenn Gould once called the most perfect interpretation.

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Domenico Scarlatti, Claudio Monteverdi
# Performer: Walter (now Wendy) Carlos
# Vinyl (1969)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: CBS
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 837 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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