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Sonatas
Domenico Scarlatti

Philippe Thuriot

Sonatas

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917299427
Catnr: CC 72994
Release date: 07 June 2024
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Challenge Classics
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0608917299427
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CC 72994
Release date
07 June 2024
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After explorations of the oeuvre of Bach and Couperin, he now devotes an entire programme to the keyboard music of Domenico Scarlatti. Although the latter called his sonatas Essercizi per gravicembalo (literally ‘studies for harpsichord’), they are so much more than finger exercises. Each and every one of them is a baroque gem, full of sparkling melodies and Spanish swing. Their virtuosity barely camouflages a warm melancholy. Philippe Thuriot improvises these enchanting sonatas together and breathes new life into them with his accordion.

Nach den Erkundungen des Werks von Bach und Couperin widmet er nun ein ganzes Programm der Tastenmusik von Domenico Scarlatti. Obwohl dieser seine Sonaten Essercizi per gravicembalo (wörtlich "Studien für Cembalo") nannte, sind sie so viel mehr als Fingerübungen. Jede einzelne von ihnen ist ein barockes Juwel, voll funkelnder Melodien und spanischem Swing. Ihre Virtuosität täuscht kaum über eine warme Melancholie hinweg. Philippe Thuriot improvisiert diese bezaubernden Sonaten und haucht ihnen mit seinem Akkordeon neues Leben ein.

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Philippe Thuriot (accordion)

The Belgian accordionist has been playing on the international stage for 30 years. After graduating at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen under Mogens Ellegaards supervision, his career took a high flight. He toured with Les Ballets C de la B, the international dance company of Alain Platel, performing La Tristeza Complice (1996) and Pitié (2008) throughout Europe, the USA, Brazil and Congo. Philippe Thuriot was invited to play with orchestras like Oxalys, Het Collectief (Reinbert De Leeuw), Il Gardellino, Ictus, De koninklijke muntschouwburg, Klangforum Wien, Symphonieorkest Vlaanderen, Brussels Jazz Orchestra and WDR jazz orchestra. Various composers wrote an accordion concerto especially for Thuriot: Dick Van der Harst, Peter Vermeersch and Dirk D’ase (in the Wiener Conzert-Verein). In 2015...
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The Belgian accordionist has been playing on the international stage for 30 years. After graduating at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen under Mogens Ellegaards supervision, his career took a high flight. He toured with Les Ballets C de la B, the international dance company of Alain Platel, performing La Tristeza Complice (1996) and Pitié (2008) throughout Europe, the USA, Brazil and Congo. Philippe Thuriot was invited to play with orchestras like Oxalys, Het Collectief (Reinbert De Leeuw), Il Gardellino, Ictus, De koninklijke muntschouwburg, Klangforum Wien, Symphonieorkest Vlaanderen, Brussels Jazz Orchestra and WDR jazz orchestra. Various composers wrote an accordion concerto especially for Thuriot: Dick Van der Harst, Peter Vermeersch and Dirk D’ase (in the Wiener Conzert-Verein).
In 2015 he recorded the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach for the Warner Classics / Klara label. In 2018 he recorded a second solo disc with own arrangements of music by Couperin and Ravel. Both cd’s were highly praised by the international music press and received favourable reviews.
He performed at numerous international festivals such as Crete Senesi in Tuscany, in honour of the 70th birthday of Philippe Herreweghe. He also played together, amongst others, with Louis Sclavis, Ellery Eskelin, René Lussier, Uri Caine, Mark Feldman and Maria Schneider, each of them a master in the jazz scene.

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Domenico Scarlatti

Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. He is classified primarily as a Baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style and he was one of the few Baroque composers to transition into the Classical period. Like his renowned father Alessandro Scarlatti, he composed in a variety of musical forms, although today he is known mainly for his 555 keyboard sonatas.
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Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. He is classified primarily as a Baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style and he was one of the few Baroque composers to transition into the Classical period. Like his renowned father Alessandro Scarlatti, he composed in a variety of musical forms, although today he is known mainly for his 555 keyboard sonatas.

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