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Domenico Scarlatti / Georg Friedrich Handel

Katona Twins / Liwei Quin

Sonatas

  • Type CD
  • Label Channel Classics
  • UPC 0723385142980
  • Catalog number CCS 14298
  • Release date 19 August 2002
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Beside the fact that Georg Friedrich Handel and Domenico Scarlatti were born in the same year, there are many connections between the two composers. Hndel spent the years between 1706 and 1710 in Italy, studying the great traditions of Italian Opera and was particularly influenced by the work of Alessandro Scarlatti. During this time he met with Domenico Scarlatti, the son of Alessandro, and the two composers competed in a friendly musical duel arranged by the wealthy patron, Ottoboni. The composers demonstrated equal expertise in the cembalo but everyone, including Scarlatti, agreed that Hndel was a superior organist. The works recorded on this compact disc were composed originally for the harpsichord, an instrument that looks similar to a piano but whose sound quality is closer to the intimate timbre of the guitar due to the same plucking action of the strings. This was a principal reason for making these transcriptions....

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    Sonata in E Minor / Orig. C Minor Allegro Kk. 115
     
    05:19
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    Sonata in E Minor / orig. C Minor Allegro Kk. 116
     
    04:01
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    Sonata in C Minor Andante e Cantabile Kk. 481
     
    03:16
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    Toccata in D Minor Allegro Kk. 141 / L. 422
     
    03:45
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    Chaconne in G Major, HWV 435
     
    10:13
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    Trio Sonata, Op. 2, No. 5 in D Minor / Orig. G Minor I. Larghetto
     
    02:13
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    Trio Sonata, Op. 2, No. 5 in D Minor / Orig. G Minor II. Allegro
     
    02:46
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    Trio Sonata, Op. 2, No. 5 in D Minor / Orig. G Minor III. Adagio
     
    01:49
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    Trio Sonata, Op. 2, No. 5 in D Minor / Orig. G Minor IV. Allegro
     
    03:18
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    Suit in A Minor / Orig. D Minor, HWV 428 I. Prelude
     
    01:09
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    Suit in A Minor / Orig. D Minor, HWV 428 II. Allegro (Fugue)
     
    02:18
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    Suit in A Minor / Orig. D Minor, HWV 428 III. Allemande
     
    03:51
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    Suit in A Minor / Orig. D Minor, HWV 428 IV. Courante
     
    01:38
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    Suit in A Minor / Orig. D Minor, HWV 428 V. Air (W / 5 Variations)
     
    04:41
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    Suit in A Minor / Orig. D Minor, HWV 428 VI. Presto
     
    04:29
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    Sonata in G Major Allegro Kk. 491
     
    05:48
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    Sonata in G Major Presto 427
     
    02:18

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