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Amaya Fernandez Pozuelo: Alio modo

By Amaya Fernandez Pozuelo

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By Amaya Fernandez Pozuelo. By Domencio Scarlatti, Felix Maximo Lopez, Mateo Perez de Albeniz, Padre Antonio Soler (1729-1783), and Sebastian de Albero (1722-1756). Classical, Chamber Music. Classical. Listening CD. Stradivarius #STR37140. Published by Stradivarius (NX.STR37140).

Item Number: NX.STR37140

Amaya Fernandez Pozuelo writes of her new release: "In front of a score, the performer - as in a play of shadows - is always and unfailingly faced with difficult interpretative choices between appearance, reality and imagination. Domenico Scarlatti's language in its simplicity and immediacy goes beyond the direct meaning of notation. What should be read according to convention for other authors, in Scarlatti's pieces a potential changeable meaning is to be sought, never exactly the same. Everything becomes more understandable if one thinks of Scarlatti as a composer who performed his sonata before noting it on paper. The development and the definitive draft have always perfectly blended the alea of improvised execution and formal completeness. The limits of notation, almost perfect for those times, lie in the performer's profound understanding of the author style and of the relationship intertwining structural rigor, stylistic-formal perfection, and free inventiveness. For this to occur, the musician-performer's intuition is to transcend and make the written signs meaningful and make them his or her own. Only in this way can the non-writable, the unsaid but thought of, the changeable meaning, emerge as well as the allusion to and participation in the vast panorama of human emotions. In my interpretation of Scarlatti sonatas and of his imitators and epigones on the album, I intended to make these hidden elements audible, palpable: its effects and affects, which are rich, varied and manifold.".

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