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D Scarlatti Sonata K 466 in f minor

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  1. StuKautsch

    StuKautsch Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yes, I know that there are already 3 recordings of this piece on the site - it's as a result of hearing one of them last winter that it's become one of my favorite pieces. Hopefully there's something new in this; at any rate it would allow me to send a link to friends rather than another (not very good) live recording of me playing this elsewhere on the web. (Which stays on the web as a courtesy to the other members of a club that I belong to.)
    Lid down, reverb added. Edition used is from EveryNote.com. The notes seem to generally agree with other recordings I've heard.
    This is my first non-live recording of any piece written pre-1800, so obviously every comment will be welcome and considered.

    Scarlatti - Sonata in F minor, K466
     
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    I must confess never having heard this one - even though there seem to be 3 versions here :oops:
    But hey, has anyone listened to all recordings on this site ?

    It sounds very well played to me even if I have nothing to compare it with. A bit straight, perhaps.
     
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    juufa72 New Member Piano Society Artist

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    I did back when there were only 200 some recordings.
     
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    Scarlatti

    I can understand why you were attracted to this beautiful work. You play it beautifully.
     
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    Another one saved for me. :roll:

    I have listened to a couple of the others and you are just as good, Stu. Nice trills. It is on the site.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

    Someday I'll record this one again - there's so much I would like to do different. But the piece really got under my skin and I had to put *something* up so I could move on.
    My wife likes the piece but hearing it every day for the last 10 months has been a bit much for her!
     
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    Re: Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

    I do recognize that. And even if your are satisfied with it now, you will probably not be in a year from now. yet one can't go on re-recording each and everything. An artist's dilemma !
     
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    To me it sounds not at all straight (have to disagree with Chris in that), instead I like that very subtile rubato in the phrases. You play also with beautiful tone, although I don't understand that you record with closed lid (piano lid of course :lol: ).

    Your breathing adds atmosphere too, I do like that. In old Rubinstein Chopin-recordings I often hear the breathing, and if it on the appropriate places where a new harmony change or something new starts, that brings the listener closer to the player, I really like that. Although one can exaggerate like Glenn Gould, and if he starts to sing in odd tune, that's too extreme, it turns to something terrible to me (if he at least would sing in tune) ...
     
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    Oh, yeah - whatever you do, don't sing! A little breathing is ok, but not much.
     
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    alf Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    I totally second this.

    Stu, very very beautifully played and I simply love the silky tone of your piano's middle-high register.

    I remember someone wrote an essay about Gould's singing and discovered that he added counterpoints to the music he was actually playing. :)
     

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