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Michael Lewin: Domenico Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 2

Michael Lewin: Domenico Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 2   submitted on Wed, 11/19/2008 - 07:05 in Jazz Group by Mike_Longo

American pianist Michael Lewin takes on the second batch in Naxos' set of the Complete Keyboard Sonatas by Italian Baroque composer Domenico Scarlatti. The recital is fairly evenly distributed by Kirkpatrick designation and reveals a cautious and studied hand on the part of Lewin. As I suspect will be the model for all subsequent volumes in this series, the disc opens with a brightly colored major-key sonata, marked as presto. In this case it is the "D Major Sonata, K. 492," which Lewin infuses with a subtle momentum behind the hop-scotch melody, exuding a bright happiness. Lewin sets his performance bar high and keeps to that level throughout the recital...

Source: allaboutjazz
Author: C. Michael Bailey

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