Domenico Scarlatti – Critical Edition of the Harpsichord Sonatas

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Domenico Scarlatti: Critical Edition of the Harpsichord Sonatas
Published by Casa Ricordi
General Editor:
Emilia Fadini

Paperbound volumes with critical commentary included
(Historical Introduction and critical commentary in Italian and English)
23x30,5 cm

The critical edition of all the sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti is justified by the necessity of offering performers and scholars a text which is philologically faithful to the author’s intentions (in so far as this can be reconstructed through a comparative study of the surviving printed and manuscript sources) and which is presented as authentically as possible, free from editorial interference or suggestions for performance or interpretation.

The study of musicology and especially of the performing traditions of baroque music has advanced considerably since Alessandro Longo achieved the mammoth task of publishing the entire corpus of Scarlatti’s sonatas for the first time, and today we can deal with problems of text and interpretation with a surer and deeper methodological awareness; all of these will be adequately treated in the appendix to this edition, which will contain also a general thematic catalogue of the complete sonatas.

As the chronology of the sonatas cannot be established with certaint, this edition was based, right from the start, on the order in which the sonatas appear in a Venice manuscript. Therefore, the overall editorial plan consists of the publication of all the sonatas from the Venice codex, then those from other manuscripts, and finally those printed in 18th-century editions; an extra volume will be added, hosting sonatas scattered among various sources.


Critical Editions available

1. Sonate per clavicembalo (1-50)
Edited by Emilia Fadini (1978)
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XV, 206
ER 2749
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2. Sonate per clavicembalo (51-97)
Edited by Emilia Fadini (1980)
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XV, 209
ER 2750
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3. Sonate per clavicembalo (98-153)
Edited by Emilia Fadini (1981)
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XV, 202
ER 2751
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4. Sonate per clavicembalo (154-213)
Edited by Emilia Fadini (1983)
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XV, 270
ER 2752
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5. Sonate per clavicembalo (214-273)
Edited by Emilia Fadini (1984)
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XV, 244
ER 2753
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6. Sonate per clavicembalo (274-333)
Edited by Emilia Fadini (1986)
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XV, 241
ER 2754
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7. Sonate per clavicembalo (334-397)
Edited by Emilia Fadini (1989)
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XV, 251
ER 2755
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8. Sonate per clavicembalo (398-457)
Edited by Emilia Fadini (1995)
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XV, 258
ER 2756
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9. Sonate per clavicembalo (458-516)
Edited by Emilia Fadini and Marco Moiraghi (2016)
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XV, 282
ER 2757
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10. Sonate per clavicembalo (517-546)
Edited by Marco Moiraghi, supervised by Emilia Fadini (2021)
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. LV, 219
ER 2758
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In preparation

11. Sonate per clavicembalo
Edited by Marco Moiraghi