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Scarlatti

Post by bartgovaert » 25 Aug 2013, 17:12

Hello everyone:

Does anybody know if there is a vaguely affordable edition of the complete Scarlatti sonatas?

I have the Schirmer Kirkpatrick 60 sonatas, as well as the Dover 4 volumes, but I still miss some.

Alternatively, are there other good selections recommended.

Thanks

Bart

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Re: Scarlatti

Post by Colin Nicholson » 26 Aug 2013, 08:26

Selecting and buying any volume of sonatas/ sonatinas by any composer is a matter of personal taste for editions - and sometimes ones that are recommended by exam boards/ music festivals and teachers.

There is no such thing as a "bargain hunt version" of sonatas unless you visit the odd charity shop/ ebay etc. .... and no one will be remotely interested in providing you with an "affordable" edition?? .... how much is affordable?.... thats up to you to decide.

I myself use the publishers "Edition Peters" of Germany [band 1& 2]. Clear notation, fingering shown, suggested metronome markings, bar numbers labelled at the start of each stave.... who cares how much they cost!!
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Re: Scarlatti

Post by rovikered » 26 Aug 2013, 15:45

bartgovaert wrote:Hello everyone:

Does anybody know if there is a vaguely affordable edition of the complete Scarlatti sonatas?

I have the Schirmer Kirkpatrick 60 sonatas, as well as the Dover 4 volumes, but I still miss some.

Alternatively, are there other good selections recommended.

Thanks

Bart
Scarlatti composed over 500 keyboard sonatas, so it is unlikely you will get a single set of all of them.
Various publishers have issued selections of them. I suggest you 'google' : 'Scarlatti keyboard sonatas/scores' and see what comes up. Alternatively look at publishers' catalogues e.g. Barenreiter, Henle, Vienna Urtext, Peters, etc.

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Re: Scarlatti

Post by Colin Nicholson » 26 Aug 2013, 19:10

I think about 555 sonatas?
Imagine them all binded into one book - there would be horrendous page stability & page turning problems and even fitting the book onto the music rest!
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Re: Scarlatti

Post by bartgovaert » 27 Aug 2013, 00:08

Thanks I will look at the Peters edition - I agree cost is a relative thing. I will also look at the Kalmus edition.

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