Scarlatti D

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Youri Egorov (piano) 1977 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (DeHaan Records)

A welcome addition to the Egorov discography [SG]

Scarlatti: Sonatas (BIS)

(Déjà Review) A pianist to watch out for, and a recording that need not fear critical listening [ED]

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D Scarlatti: Sonatas (Navona)

Metz’s playing has admirable directness of approach, but the lovely Clementi square piano is a revelation [MG]

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David Martinez (guitar) Recital (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) A release that shows the guitar at its traditional best [ZT]

Vivaldi, D Scarlatti, Caldara: Cantatas (Capriccio)

A release well worth revisiting a decade later [SG]

Scarlatti D: Complete keyboard sonatas (Erato)

(Déjà Review) This set is a pinnacle in the history of recorded music [PCW]

Backhaus acoustic APR7317

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) Complete Acoustic & Selected Electric Recordings (APR)

A wonderful completion of APR’s series exploring Backhaus’ exciting early recording career [RCh]

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Ida Presti & Alexandre Lagoya (guitars) Vol. 2 (Doremi)

A valuable contribution to the recorded history of the classical guitar [ZT]

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) The Complete Acoustic and Selected Electric Recordings (APR)

Backhaus’s earliest recordings reappear, in largely pre-existing restorations, to renewed triumph [JW]

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An Invitation at the Schumanns’ (Harmonia Mundi)

A delightful easy-listening programme with a couple of more substantial morsels [GF]

Kathleen Long APR 6041

Kathleen Long (piano) The Decca Solo Recordings 1941-1945 (APR)

A well deserved release for this supremely gifted but neglected pianist [RCh]

Kathleen Long APR 6041

Kathleen Long (piano) The Decca Solo Recordings 1941-1945 (APR)

Refined inscriptions, lovingly restored [SG]

D Scarlatti: Violin Sonatas (Obsidian)

Makes a very strong case for treating these sonatas as violin sonatas [GPu]

Presti Vol2 DHR8140

Ida Presti & Alexandre Lagoya (guitars) Vol. 2 (Doremi)

A second souvenir of the art of this guitar duo, with special emphasis on the youthful brilliance of Ida Presti [JW]

Kathleen Long APR 6041

Kathleen Long (piano) The Decca Solo Recordings 1941-1945 (APR)

Insightful, stylish Kathleen Long – a pianist too often taken for granted [JW]