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    Haydn & Scarlatti sonatas on CD

    Well, I just received my CD of the complete sonatas of Haydn and Scarlatti. Prompted by Todd's excellent reviews of some Scarlatti and subsequent discussions about their (Scarlatti) transportability to the pipe organ.

    The CD is really very well done, each and every work is cross referenced and easily to access by a click (which launches a PDF of the sonata in question.

    Also received the Complete Piano works of Chopin (including two concerti, and some other works for piano and orchestra. Again, completely cross referenced.

    In my opinion, a bargain at less than $50 for both.

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    Hi CT

    They sound lovely, definately a bargain.


    Margaret

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    Here's Scarlatti played on the organ:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf8E9jEhD_8
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I'd hate to think what the wonderful Gillou (sp?) would do with Scarlatti, his registrations are often quite contrasting (his transcription of the Goldberg Variations for organ is highly amusing in places).

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    Hi CT64,

    Maestro Guillou's *Colourful* interpretations leave no stone unturned nor sensibility unoffended - Seriously, he turns upside-down all previous thinking about registration and interpretation. FWIW, I happen to like his *Goldberg Variations* very much and I personally enjoy playing them, the *well-tempered* and all other JSBach *Klavier* pieces on organ. Harpsichord doesn't interest me anymore for Bach and other Baroque composers - Its the Lautenwerk which is gut strung that rocks my cradle - Here's a website about the Lautenwerk:

    http://www.instrumentgallery.keithhi...autenwerk.html

    Listen to the sound samples - With a Lautenwerk you can vary the dynamics by how softly or firmly you press the keys.

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Sweet Corn - wasn't meant as a criticism to you and Gillou's Goldberg ... I adore them, too.

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    Hey CT64,

    I didn't detect any critique and if there was it was probably for my benefit.

    Guillou's style has grown on me. My organ pedagogues cautioned me time and again not to go near Guillou's style of playing and registering - I still don't understand their alarmism but hey, thats their can of beans

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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