Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

On this sixth volume of Alessandro Scarlatti opera omnia for keyboard, once again the star is the eighteenth century Italian Anonymous Ferrarese harpsichord owned by Francesco Tasini. Toccatas, Arpeggi, Introduzioni, and even the famous «Folly of Spain», are contained in this volume cfeaturing the brilliant and rich harmonics of the precious historical instrument. Extremely interesting is the interpretation by Francesco Tasini, that – absolute master of the period performance practice – succeeds in giving us a perfect understanding of the correct approach to the compositions by Alessandro Scarlatti, true founder of the Neapolitan keyboard School.


1. Toccata Per Cembalo Del Sig:r Cav:e Scarlatti in La minore (Grave, Allegro, Presto) 6:24
2. [Toccata II] in La minore (Arpeggio, [Allegro]) 3:46
3. [Arpeggio] in Sol minore e [Toccata] Scarlatti in Sol minore (Largo, All:[egr]o) 3:47
4. Varie Introduttioni [17] p[er] sonare, e mettersi in tono Delle Composizioni 8:34
5. [Toccata V] in Sol maggiore ([Allegro], Fuga, Minuetto) 6:15
6. [10] Partite sopra Basso obligato in Re minore 8:52
7. Toccata Sesta in Sol maggiore ([Allegro], Arpeggio, [Fuga]) 9:33
8. Toccata da Cimbalo in Re minore ([Arpeggio], all.[egr]o, presto, Spiritoso, all.[egr]o) 8:26
9. Toccata Quarta in La maggiore ([Allegro], Minuet:) 4:38
10. [Toccata] Scarlatti e Follia in Re minore (Arpeggio, Allegro, Arpeggio, [22] Partite [sulla Follia di Spagna]) 16:55

  • Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
  • Performers: Francesco Tasini, harpsichord
  • Musicological Text: Francesco Tasini
  • Historical Period: Late Baroque
  • Code: TC 661916
  • Edition: September 2018
  • Barcode: 8007194106817
  • Set: 1
  • Total tracks: 10
  • Total duration: 01:17:52
  • Notes: World Premiere Recording
    Clavicembalo italiano di anonimo ferrarese, XVIII sec.

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