Piano Collection: 2020b

Pasquini, Chilcot, Matheson, Paradies, Scarlatti.

Numbers in brackets denote track numbers. Running time about 60 minutes.

Bernardo Pasquini (1-4): CEKM 51: piece 5, Ricercare
Thomas Chilcot (5-12): Harpsichord Suite 1, in 8 sections
Bernardo Pasquini (13): CEKM 51, piece 4, Ricercare
Johann Matheson (14-19): Harpsichord Suite 4, in 6 sections
Bernardo Pasquini (20-25): CEKM 52 pieces 13-16
P.D.Paradies (26-27): Sonata no. 2
Bernardo Pasquini (28-29): CEKM 56 pieces 141&142: Two toccatas
Domenico Scarlatti (30-33): L113a, 115, 117, 118

My impressions: Pasquini: ingenious and intricate; Chilcot: slightly reminiscent of Handel; Matheson: fluent and good-tempered with a few smudges; Paradies: beautiful melody lines; Scarlatti : freshness and variety and hints of Spain.

I have varied the material on the repeats, as was the custom.

Played and recorded by Nigel Deacon, Oct 2020-Jan 2021.
The music is from the baroque era and was written
principally for harpsichord.

Sutton Elms Publications, Midlands, UK. Copyright.

http://www.suttonelms.org.uk; email:diversity@suttonelms.org.uk

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