Groan. Moan. Can one actually listen to all these sonatas? - Yes, you can!
With Scarlatti it is like the string quartets of Joseph Haydn - all the sonatas are simply good, from the first to the last.
Ullrich takes things precisely, but he also leaves plenty of room for spontaneity, so embark on the Scarlatti boat, an adventurous journey into the two-part unknown! At present, there are 555 sonatas to be studied, played, filled with life and recorded.
Surprisingly, we can structure these works just as it was possible to do with the Haydn quartets: by means of the opus numbers. Most of the sonatas were stored in 17 volumes with 30 sonatas each. The complete edition that we are starting here is based on this subdivision. Two volumes at the beginning, then one volume each year. Thomas Seedorf is providing us with scholarly assistance.