Domenico Scarlatti: Ninety Sonatas in Three Volumes, Volume I by Domenico Scarlatti
Volume I of this critically acclaimed three-part collection features introductory text and performance notes to 30 Scarlatti sonatas, from Sonata I to Sonata XXX. The works appear in chronological order and with Kirkpatrick numbers. This Urtext edition preserves the sonatas' original presentation, save for the addition of accidentals and the inversion of treble and bass clefs, in accordance with modern practices and ease of playing.
An Italian-born composer of the Baroque era, Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757) spent much of his career in the employ of Portuguese and Spanish royalty. He was extremely influential in the development of keyboard music, particularly in terms of his piano sonatas. Japanese harpsichordist and conductor Eiji Hashimoto is the editor of 190 Scarlatti sonatas, compiled into two world-renowned collections. He teaches at the University of Cincinnati and performs with a Baroque ensemble.