Domenico Scarlatti

Kirkpatrick, Ralph [Browse]
Revised edition
  • Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1983
  • Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2021
  • ©1983
1 online resource (xviii, 491 pages, 34 pages of plates) : illustrations


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Again available in paperback, this definitive work on the genius of Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) is the result of twelve years of devoted effort by America's foremost harpsichordist and one of the principal authorities on eighteenth-century harpsichord music. Mr. Kirkpatrick traveled extensively to collect material that has tripled the known facts about Scarlatti's life, providing the first adequate biography of one of the greatest harpsichord composers of the eighteenth century and one of the most original composers of all time. The second half of his book is an illuminating study of Scarlatti's 555 sonatas, concluding with a chapter on their performance. The book contains extensive appendixes, including discussions of ornamentation and Scarlatti's vocal music, and an updated section of addenda and corrigenda.
Heri optryk af 2. edition 1955
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-439) and index.
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Frontmatter -- PREFACE -- CONTENTS -- REFERENCE NOTE -- CHAPTER I. The Fledgling -- CHAPTER II. The Young Eagle -- CHAPTER III. Roman Patrimony -- CHAPTER IV. Church and Theater -- CHAPTER V. Lisbon Patriarchy -- CHAPTER VI. The Spanish Scene -- CHAPTER VII. The Reign of the Melomanes -- CHAPTER VIII. Royal Sonatas -- CHAPTER IX. Scarlatti's Harpsichord -- CHAPTER X. Scarlatti's Harmony -- CHAPTER XI. The Anatomy of the Scarlatti Sonata -- CHAPTER XII. The Performance of the Scarlatti Sonatas -- APPENDICES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- NOTE ON CATALOGUE -- CATALOGUE OF SONATAS and Table of Principal Sources in Approximately Chronological Order -- TABLE OF SONATAS in the Order of Longo's Edition -- THE SCARLATTI FAMILY TREE -- ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS, NOVEMBER I982 -- INDEX
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