“Scarlatti’s harpsichord sonatas are an amazingly rich body of work, unique in the history of music. Ralph Kirkpatrick’s catalogue, which appeared in 1953, lists 555 sonatas and a further dozen of doubtful authenticity have been added in recent years. The enormous value of these works, both in quantity and quality, is however supported by relatively little information about their origins or even their order of composition. (…)”
© 1998 The Decca Record Company Limited, London
Éditions de l’Oiseau-Lyre
1 CD Decca / LC0254
Recorded in April 1997 at The Finchcocks Collection of Historical Keyboard Instruments, Goudhurst, Kent.
Released in 1998.