Scarlatti Anyone?

July 23, 2022

Domenico Scarlatti 1685-1757

Sonata in D Major, Longo # 164

Here's a piano recording I made in 2006 of a Scarlatti Sonata using my Mason & Hamlin piano. It was recorded in a Church that had very little carpeting but lots of stone, so the acoustics are wonderfully reverberant. This piece was popularized in the “Switched On Bach” recordings back in the 60s. Also, a favorite of one of my favorite pianists, Vladimir Horowitz. So I’ve loved this piece for a long time. Scarlatti spent most of his life in service to Portuguese and Spanish Royal families, and so there are echoes of the pomp and flourishes he heard there. Very Regal! Please enjoy.