D.SCARLATTI Harpsichord Son. Kirkpatrick

DOMENICO SCARLATTI

21 Cembalosonaten
21 Sonatas for Harpsichord
Ralph Kirkpatrick
Int. Release 01 Aug. 2004
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Listening to Kirkpatrick playing the harpsichord one is impressed by the rhythmic vitality that he brings to the music, a facet which is of course ideally suited to Scarlatti. Clearly, Kirkpatrick had a phenomenal technique, and the instrument he plays -- by Rainer SchŘtze -- is surprisingly sonorous . . . Kirkpatrick, like Leonhardt, deserves close attention, and this small selection of Scarlatti's output is as convincingly performed as any that one is likely to hear.