Nicola Montella plays Scarlatti Sonata K. 32

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Nicola Montella plays Sonata L. 423 (K.32) by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757). This comes via Siccas Guitars and their great YouTube Channel and played on a 2017 Lorenzo Frignani guitar. Love the non-chord tones on the 2nd beat, such a great Baroque example and well-exploited by Montella. “The Sonata in minor, K.32/L.423/P.14 (Aria) embraces Scarlatti’s lyrical side and displays all its purity. This work is, in essence, a minuet, which Kirkpatrick finds ‘betrays Scarlatti’s Neapolitan origins in the sudden changes of major thirds to minor’.” (Naxos).

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I love Fabio Zanon’s 30 Scarlatti arrangements including k.32 via Amazon. Not sure what Montella is playing but he probably arranged it himself.

 

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Bradford Werner is a guitarist and teacher living in Victoria, BC, Canada. He teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, a private studio, and performs as a freelancing musician. He also plays in the Victoria Guitar Trio, a group focusing on new music commissions by Canadian composers. This is Classical Guitar is based in Victoria, BC, Canada. Check out more Victoria posts at Classical Guitar in Victoria.

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