Piano Sonatas

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Narrowed down from over 500 sonatas, this collection of piano sonatas shows all that Domenico Scarlatti had to offer, from slow melodic pieces that sing to Spanish sounding bouncy sonatas.  Alexandre Tharaud has mastered these pieces and his skill is obvious through this recording. 

The opening piece is the Spanish folk dance style with a memorable tune that the rest of the piece continues on.  In comparison, the next piece is slow and thoughtful.  Scarlatti and Tharaud have mastered the full range of emotions that be conveyed through the versatile instrument that is the piano.