"Sonata in D major K96" Comparison Essay by Write Fine

"Sonata in D major K96"
A comparison of two recordings of Domenica Scarlatti's "Sonata in D Major K96".
# 112496 | 1,424 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2009 in Music Studies (Classical and Baroque) , Music Studies (Composers)

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The paper compares and contrasts two different renditions of Domenica Scarlatti's "Sonata in D major, K96"; a recording of Cziffra and and that of Fabio Bidini. The paper shows how the performances of Cziffra and Bidini are diametric opposites in many ways. The paper examines the performances from the point of view of accuracy and concludes that Cziffra's performance is much more accurate from a historical standpoint, although it may not be as pleasing to the modern ear. The paper includes a copy of the notes of Scarlatti's sonata.

Liberal vs. Conservative Viewpoints
Historical Context of the Piece
Performance Critique

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kennedy, M. and Courne, J. Domenica Scarlatti. Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music, 4th Edition, Oxford University Press. 1996. http://www.classicalarchives.com/bios/codm/scarlatti.html. Accessed May 18, 2008.
  • Koster, J. Towards an optimal instrument: Domenico Scarlatti and the new wave of Iberian harpsichord making. Early Music. Vol. 35, Num. 4, November 2007, pp. 575-603.
  • Wolfe, W. A Masterclass with John Williams at The University of Arizona. October 30, 2002. http://www.guitarramagazine.com/WilliamsMasterClass Accessed May 18, 2008.
  • Cziffra, Scarlatti Sonata K96 in D Major - La Chasse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdN95IQ83d8 Accessed May 18, 2008.
  • Fabio Bidini plays Domenica Scarlatti: Sonata K.96. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBgI5bLNF5Q Accessed May 18, 2008.

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