Scarlatti – Sonata in D minor K 141 – Argerich, Piano

Scarlatti’s sonata in D minor K 141 is one of Martha Argerich’s favorite encore. There are many videos available on Youtube, both professional and amateur recordings. I’ve classed them by date but it’s not always easy, so mistakes are possible. Don’t miss the few seconds of slow motion at the end of the post. – Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti (26 October 1685 – 23 July 1757) was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. Like his renowned father Alessandro Scarlatti, he composed in a variety of musical forms, although today he is known mainly for his 555 keyboard sonatas.

Scarlatti’s Sonata in D minor K 141: all the performances by Martha Argerich

Date unknown.

It could be the older recording, The piano is a Yamaha, not a Steinway!

Brescia, Italy – 2000

As encore after a concert with Claudio Abbado. One of the fastest version.

Zurich, Switzerland – 2001

Fastest version? You cannot see Martha Argerich’s hands.

2002 ?

Athens, Greece – Date unknown.

Sound only on right speaker and same fixed image during all the sonata.

Turin, Italy – 2008

Same performance but with sheet music.

Verbier, Switzerland – 2009

Paris, France – 2015

Amateur recording.

Montreal, Canada – 2016

Slower version? Wonderful anyway, you can even prefer this one to faster performances.

Berlin, Germany – 2016

Amateur recording.

Budapest, Hungary – 2016

Amateur recording.

Basel, Switzerland – 2016

Amateur recording, only 15 seconds!

Napoli, Italy, 2017

Amateur recording.

Slow motion

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