Piece of the week: Scarlatti Sonata k239 in F minor

If you are ever feeling miserable, then I recommend playing some Scarlatti. Even better, play it on a harpsichord. It is a proven fact that you can never be glum whilst playing the harpsichord!* Even this Scarlatti sonata in a minor key is relentlessly jolly and optimistic. I just love the bouncy motif used throughout, this starts around 15 seconds into this video which is played by French pianist Alexandre Tharaud.

*This is not medically proven, but I am sure it could be!

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1 Response to Piece of the week: Scarlatti Sonata k239 in F minor

  1. Barry says:

    Scarlatti doesn’t work on a clarinet 😛

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