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Scarlatti as useful as Bach?

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Scarlatti as useful as Bach?

Postby lol_nl » 06 Feb 2006, 12:34

My teacher suddenly stopped giving me new Bach Inventions. Instead he switched to Scarlatti Sonatas.

I think these piece are quite different from Bach, the whole style is different, they are less like etudes or pratise piece, but are they as useful as the Inventions? What d'you think?

I doubt the function of Scarlatti Sonatas on a TECHNICAL way. I think they are nice to play but I think Bach's Inventions are far more useful. The way of writing is just different, with Bach I have more the feeling that is it good for me and Scarlatti gives the feeling of a concertpiece which is nice to play.
Or am I wrong?
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Postby juufa72 » 06 Feb 2006, 19:38

Scarlatti is good. :idea:
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Postby lol_nl » 08 Feb 2006, 13:33

juufa72 wrote:Scarlatti is good. :idea:


To me Scarlatti SOUNDS much better than Bach. But it is also more useful :)? Don't think so :).
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Postby unhinged » 12 Feb 2006, 17:13

Scarlatti is the baroque-meister.

I have an awesome box-set of ALL OF HIS sonatas (all 555) on CD, played on the harpsichord by scott ross.

Anyone else have this?
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Re: Scarlatti as useful as Bach?

Postby pianola » 17 Oct 2007, 20:20

Bach's inventions are the stars of counterpoint. Scarlatti sonatas are the nice sounding previews of classical period. Both are equally important.


:lol:im not sure its very respectful to call composers "useful" or "unuseful"
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