Robert Estrin Dresses Up: Scarlatti on the Harpsichord

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One of the greatest composers for the harpsichord was an Italian composer by the name of Domenico Scarlatti. He wrote over a thousand sonatas! I cherry-picked three of the most glorious sonatas to perform on the accompanying video. These are not sonatas like Mozart or Beethoven sonatas which are multi-movement works. They’re far shorter works which are all in a two-part form. There is an A section which repeats, and then a B section which also repeats. But they’re all dramatically unique compositions written specifically for the harpsichord, unlike Bach who designated his works merely for, Clavier which means simply, “keyboard”. What you’re about to hear is music written specifically for the harpsichord, three sonatas of Scarlatti, one in D minor, one in C major, and another one in D minor that has very fast repeated notes that I think you will enjoy.

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This performance video was at Riverside Community College. I have performed the Living Piano show across the state at colleges, universities, art centers, conventions, with symphony orchestra, and even a Living Piano cruise! You can explore more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC9F55F8E11E5FBDE