Venice XV contains some of the more demanding pieces, and the most profound.
K has a lachrymose despondency rather atypical of the generally upbeat feelings in which Scarlatti is most at home. It almost goes without saying that the playing in this set is well up to that of the other CD sets in the series. Lester is adventurous where experiment is needed; he holds back when restraint aids interpretation, and has a lightness of touch that is most persuasive.
Significantly he never varnishes the surface of the music.
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It could easily be spoilt by cloying effects for the sake of it. Above all, he plays with a consistent clarity and attention to detail — every phrase is articulated in crystalline fashion.
Yet this Nimbus collection is remarkably economically priced and still remains the best way to acquire and then enjoy this wonderful music in its entirety. But as a result one is able to concentrate exclusively on the essence of the music. But each of these is a small price to pay for a set — now only one shorter volume to go to completion — which seems likely to stand the test of time for its variety, expert playing, scope and for the undaunted and imaginative way Lester and colleagues on Volume V tackle the music.
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Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.138
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