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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti Sonata Guitar Transcriptions (K1)

Of course, the original we’re not savages here at DWR. :>

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti, Sonate K.141

Scarlatti, Sonate K.141 by Martha Argerich.   This D minor effort is one of Scarlatti’s finest Sonatas and also one of his most unusual: it is really a toccata whose focus on repeated notes is said to be an attempt to imitate the sonorities of a mandolin. In addition, it makes considerable demands on the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti, Sonate K.141

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K141

This D minor effort is one of Scarlatti’s finest Sonatas and also one of his most unusual: it is really a toccata whose focus on repeated notes is said to be an attempt to imitate the sonorities of a mandolin. In addition, it makes considerable demands on the soloist with hand-crossings and other keyboard acrobatics […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K141

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – D.Scarlatti, Cat’s Fugue.

 

The nickname, which was never used by the composer himself but was introduced only early in the 19th century, originates from a story about how Scarlatti came up with the strikingly unusual motif on which the fugue is built. Legend has it that Scarlatti had a pet cat called Pulcinella, who was described . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – D.Scarlatti, Cat’s Fugue.