Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Marcelle Meyer Plays Scarlatti (The 1947 Recordings)

The publication and performance history of the Scarlatti sonatas offers an interesting context for Meyer's recordings of those works. It is well known that Scarlatti first left his mark on the musical world as an innovative keyboard composer through the publication in 1738 of his 20 'Essercizi' (exercises). These are the sonatas now nimbered 1 to 30 in Ralph Kirkpatrick's chronology. It seems clear that Scarlatti envisioned these pieces to be used equally for technical development and for musical satisfaction, in much the same vein as Chopin's Etudes would later on. Although some additional sonatas did appear in sporadic editions, a full century would elapse before a more extensive sampling of Scarlatti's output became available. This was Carl Czerny's edition of 200 sonatas, published in Vienna ; it became a standard source for players of the Romantic era. Chopin and Brahms were among the admirers of Scarlatti's writing, and the former found the music extremely valuable in his teaching...
Donald Manildi
From the booklet

Marcelle Meyer
Plays
Scarlatti
(The 1947 Recordings)

Tracks

Domenico Scarlatti
(1685-1757)

1 Sonata in D minor, K. 32 (L. 423)  1:13
2 Sonata in A minor, K. 175 (L. 429)  3:09
3 Sonata in B minor, K. 27 (L. 449)  3:08
4 Sonata in G major, K. 125 (L. 487)  1:01
5 Sonata in G minor, K. 30 (L. 499) ("The Cat's Fugue")  3:14
6 Sonata in B minor, K. 87 (L. 33)  3:46
7 Sonata in E major, K. 380 (L. 23) "Cortège"  2:53
8 Sonata in D major, K. 430 (L. 463) "Tempo di ballo"  1:24
9 Sonata in A major, K. 114 (L. 344)  4:15
10 Sonata in D minor, K. 64 (L. 58)  1:40
11 Sonata in A major, K. 279 (L. 468)  2:58
12 Sonata in B-Flat major, K. 202 (L. 498)  2:10
13 Sonata in F minor, K. 519 (L. 475)  1:20
14 Sonata in D minor, K. 9 (L. 413), "Pastorale"  1:32
15 Sonata in D major, K. 119 (L. 415)  2:26
16 Sonata in G major, K. 432 (L. 288)  2:01
17 Sonata in G major, K. 427 (L. 286)  1:06
18 Sonata in E-Flat major, K. 474 (L. 203)  3:39
19 Sonata in B minor, K. 377 (L. 263)  1:15
20 Sonata in D major, K. 96 (L. 465) "La caccia"  2:14
21 Sonata in F minor, K. 69 (L. 382)  2:14
22 Sonata in F major, K. 17 (L. 384)  1:53
23 Sonata in G minor, K. 8 (L. 488) ("Bucolic")  2:15
24 Sonata in G major, K. 13 (L. 486)  1:53
25 Sonata in G minor, K. 450 (L. 338) "Burlesca"  2:49
26 Sonata in B major, K. 245 (L. 450)  1:28
27 Sonata in D major, K. 478 (L. 12)  3:43

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

28 Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 (BC L142)  9:37

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Marcelle Meyer - p

Recorded in Paris ; November, 1946 [# 1-13] ; November 12, 1946 [# 28] ; December 20, 1948 [# 14-24] ; & May 10, 1949 [# 25-27]

Les Discophiles Français

11 comments:

woland said...

Thank you very much.
Oh, how do I love her!

Jonathan F. King said...

Most gratifying ... I'm always looking for Scarlatti recordings, and these are new to me.

theblueamos said...

very wonderful! thank you from jerusalem

htg said...

Thank you for the two Marcelle Meyers

musician3 said...

INCREDIBLE.......................THANK YOU FOR ALL

carlo87 said...

Mille grazie, che meraviglia

Historicus said...

A great, mostly underrated pianist, thanks a lot for sharing these gems!

Anonymous said...

This is a GEM! Thanks MM!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Thank you!!
Pedro

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