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Sonate per Clavicembalo Volume 8 Critical Edition (Sonatas for Harpsichord). By Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757). Edited by Emilia Fadini. For Piano. Piano Collection. 272 pages. Ricordi #RER2756. Published by Ricordi (HL.50482608).
This critical edition of all the sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti is justified by the necessity of offering performers and scholars a text which is philologically faithful to the author's intentions (in so far as this can be reconstructed through a comparative study of the surviving printed and manuscript sources) and which is presented as authentically as possible, free from editorial interference or suggestions for performance or interpretation.
The study of musicology and especially of the performing traditions of baroque music has advanced considerably since Alessandro Longo achieved the mammoth task of publishing the entire corpus of Scarlatti's sonatas for the first time, and today we can deal with problems of text and interpretation with a surer and deeper methodological awareness; all of these will be adequately treated in the Appendix to this edition, which will contain also a general thematic catalog of the complete sonatas.
Location: from San Francisco Bay Area, California
September 22, 2012
Not complete ... and never will be ... sigh
This is a wonderful edition (clear, beautifully laid out), but it is not complete. Of the planned ten-volume set, only the first eight have been published. Emilia Fadini, the harpsichordist and editor of this edition, gave us the first volume in 1978, when she was 48 years old. The next...
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Irvine, CA
April 8, 2012
Extremely high quality and readability in this Edition of Scarlatti. Well worth the higher price for I shall have it for many years and pass it on to my Students. Thank you for offering this Publishing House to us!
8 of 14 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Utah
January 7, 2011
Not all of them
First, the other review failed to realize these are critical editions. They do not include edits by others. They are as the composer put them to paper from surviving copies. Apparently, no originals have survived. So, one needs to use their skill as a baroque musician to interepret well. Second,...
13 of 29 people found this review helpful.
Location: from San Francisco. CA
March 23, 2007
The music is very nicely laid out. Wonderful selection of sonatas. Clear print, great page turning! I wish there was an indication of where deleted ornaments were played traditionally in the past. 2 thumbs down on the quality of the bookcover! Of course, that should'nt stop anyone from getting this...
21 of 42 people found this review helpful.