Thirteen Sonatas (LHS)
“Scarlatti was one of the greatest harpsichordists of his day. This edition solves myriad musical and technical problems, making his sonatas playable on the harp. My goal is to adhere closely to the original text, while making these wonderful sonatas sound both idiomatic for the harp and stylistically correct…I love performing these extraordinary sonatas and imagine other harpists will enjoy playing them as well.
Each of these sonatas presents different editing challenges. Some make their journey from keyboard to harp without too much fuss (the beautiful K. 208, K. 32), while others like K. 25 require several bars to be rewritten enharmonically…But each of these thirteen sonatas works beautifully; the difficult spots have been figured out so all you have to do is play them and enjoy this gorgeous music…
…Like Scarlatti, I did not put in any dynamic markings;…The few harmonics I used are played an octave lower than written. The matter of trills and ornaments is a complicated one. Most of the trills here begin on the beat, and most of the time I have used four- or six-note trills…
Scarlatti is well known for his use of bravura hand-crossings, which appear in K. 11, K. 19, K. 25, and the famous K. 27…” S. Miron
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