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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Musical Interlude

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The Presto from Sonata in D Minor, composed by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757):

About the composer Domenico Scarlatti (emphases mine):
...Notable admirers, including Béla Bartók, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Pieter-Jan Belder, Johann Sebastian Bach, Muzio Clementi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Czerny, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Emil Gilels, Francis Poulenc, Olivier Messiaen, Enrique Granados, Marc-André Hamelin, Vladimir Horowitz, Ivo Pogorelić, Scott Ross (the first performer to record all 555 sonatas), Heinrich Schenker, András Schiff and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Read about the accomplished American pianist Anthony di Bonaventura (1929–2012), the pianist performing in the above video, HERE. What creds!


  1. That was a lively start to the day! Thanks..

  2. Is it me or are those bars of 32nd notes (? We call them demi-semi-quavers) a bit rushed?

    1. Those bars of 32nd notes seem to be in relative value as compared to the opening bars of 16th notes.


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