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Pierre Hantaï|Scarlatti : Sonates, Vol. 6

Scarlatti : Sonates, Vol. 6

Pierre Hantai

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Since setting off in the early 2000s, Pierre Hantaï is still journeying into Domenico Scarlatti’s world. After a hiatus of more than ten years following the third volume, the harpsichordist finally recorded a fourth volume in 2016 and this autumn sees the sixth one come into bloom, once again superbly recorded in Haarlem in the Netherlands by Nicolas Bartholomée. Pierre Hantaï is taking his time to gradually construct a perfect anthology of Scarlatti’s keyboard work. Here, he explores some of his little-known sonatas. His keyboard intensifies the profound rhythmic force of Scarlatti’s world: the sharp lines burst forth, the harmonic tension constantly explodes, the new tones are revealed smoothly, and his playing – with an exhilarating left hand – is stunning throughout. The first five sonatas of this new release (all of which have a fairly fast tempo) form a representative ensemble of a rather uncompromising Scarlatti, followed by a moment of gravity and meditation with the exquisite Sonata in F minor, K. 69, while the surrounding Sonatas K. 502 and K. 43 (with a wonderfully volatile left hand) have clearly marked rhythms. The style and atmosphere changes with Sonata in C major, K. 384, whose tender “French” tone is emphasised by Pierre Hantaï, and at the same time there’s an almost modern feel which goes beyond even Soler’s most audacious scores. Fascinating! While the tender sonatas (K. 550, K. 544) distil an aftertaste that is slightly more spicy than the previous volumes, what continues to surprise us with Hantaï in this repertoire is his prolonged search for a “Hispanic” feel - a Spain in a majestic trance, with colliding rhythms and contrasting accents and registers.
Let’s hope that Pierre Hantaï does not wait another ten years to deliver the seventh volume; there is no doubt that these Scarlatti recordings will remain one of the most exciting and necessary musical adventures of the 21st century. A perfectly captured sound, style and universe. © Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz

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Keyboard Sonatas (Domenico Scarlatti)

1
Sonata in D Major, K. 119
00:05:58

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

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2
Sonata in D Major, K. 179
00:03:06

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

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3
Sonata in G Minor, K. 234
00:06:20

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

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4
Sonata in C Major, K. 501
00:06:49

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

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5
Sonata in C Major, K. 502
00:04:32

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

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6
Sonata in F Minor, K. 69
00:04:59

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

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7
Sonata in G Minor, K. 43
00:03:07

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

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8
Sonata in C Major, K. 384
00:04:38

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

2019 Mirare 2019 Mirare

9
Sonata in C Major, K. 487
00:04:13

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

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10
Sonata in C Major, K. 170
00:06:51

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

2019 Mirare 2020 Mirare

11
Sonata in F Major, K. 6
00:03:02

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

2019 Mirare 2021 Mirare

12
Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 550
00:05:01

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

2019 Mirare 2022 Mirare

13
Sonata in D Minor, K. 18
00:03:26

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

2019 Mirare 2023 Mirare

14
Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 544
00:04:51

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

2019 Mirare 2024 Mirare

15
Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 273
00:04:10

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

2019 Mirare 2025 Mirare

16
Sonata in D Major, K. 161
00:03:21

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

2019 Mirare 2026 Mirare

17
Sonata in G Major, K. 477
00:03:52

Pierre Hantai, Harpsichord - Domenico Scarlatti, Composer

2019 Mirare 2027 Mirare

Album Description

Since setting off in the early 2000s, Pierre Hantaï is still journeying into Domenico Scarlatti’s world. After a hiatus of more than ten years following the third volume, the harpsichordist finally recorded a fourth volume in 2016 and this autumn sees the sixth one come into bloom, once again superbly recorded in Haarlem in the Netherlands by Nicolas Bartholomée. Pierre Hantaï is taking his time to gradually construct a perfect anthology of Scarlatti’s keyboard work. Here, he explores some of his little-known sonatas. His keyboard intensifies the profound rhythmic force of Scarlatti’s world: the sharp lines burst forth, the harmonic tension constantly explodes, the new tones are revealed smoothly, and his playing – with an exhilarating left hand – is stunning throughout. The first five sonatas of this new release (all of which have a fairly fast tempo) form a representative ensemble of a rather uncompromising Scarlatti, followed by a moment of gravity and meditation with the exquisite Sonata in F minor, K. 69, while the surrounding Sonatas K. 502 and K. 43 (with a wonderfully volatile left hand) have clearly marked rhythms. The style and atmosphere changes with Sonata in C major, K. 384, whose tender “French” tone is emphasised by Pierre Hantaï, and at the same time there’s an almost modern feel which goes beyond even Soler’s most audacious scores. Fascinating! While the tender sonatas (K. 550, K. 544) distil an aftertaste that is slightly more spicy than the previous volumes, what continues to surprise us with Hantaï in this repertoire is his prolonged search for a “Hispanic” feel - a Spain in a majestic trance, with colliding rhythms and contrasting accents and registers.
Let’s hope that Pierre Hantaï does not wait another ten years to deliver the seventh volume; there is no doubt that these Scarlatti recordings will remain one of the most exciting and necessary musical adventures of the 21st century. A perfectly captured sound, style and universe. © Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz

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