Alessandro Scarlatti. Toccate e variazioni sulla follia

Eleorg 18063
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Composer
Alessandro Scarlatti
Artist
Diego Cannizzaro, organ
Organ
Antonino La Valle (1630 ca.)
Venue
Chiusa Sclafani (PA), Italy

Inside the huge production of Alessandro Scarlatti, the keyboard instruments works are a very restricted part under the quantity profile, but under the stylistic one they have many reasons of interest. As we can see even in the most famous pieces, as oratorios and cantatas, the great Neapolitan master was able to create in fact an extraordinary writing, that genially blend some elements of the seventeenth century tradition with a series of modern ideas: as a whole, they bring to a listening of extraordinary pleasantness, as we can see for example in the famous Toccata e Partite sulla Follia di Spagna, theme that was put in music, among the others, by Arcangelo Corelli and Antonio Vivaldi. Beside this work, the programme of this CD also includes unreleased pages taken from the manuscripts preserved in Santa Pietro a Majella (Naples) at Biblioteca del Conservatorio and in Fondo Foà-Giordano (Torino). Realized inside the celebrations for Palermo Capitale Italiana della Cultura, this CD has an inspired protagonist in Diego Cannizzaro, at the keyboard of the splendid organ of San Sebastiano di Sclafani (PA), built around 1630 by Antonio La Valle. (Diego Cannizzaro)

Additional info about this CD
Recorded in Chiesa San Sebastiano, Chiusa Sclafani, Palermo, Italia, in September 2018.
16 pages full colour booklet (Ita and Eng)
Musicology comment,
Artist biography
Full organ specs card included

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