Masumi Yamamoto harpsichord
Domenico Scarlatti Sonatas K. 8, K. 9, K. 10, K. 13, K. 21
Thomas Roseingrave Introduction: Andante Moderato
James Nares Lesson IV in F major
Maurice Greene Lesson II in D major
Elizabeth Turner Allegro from Lesson I in G minor
Elisabetta de Gambarini Menuet and Variations in A major
The meeting in Venice of the young Thomas Roseingrave and Domenico Scarlatti heralded not only a firm friendship but also the start of the extraordinary interest in Scarlatti’s music in Britain, prompted by Rosingrave's publication of forty-two of the composer's early sonatas. Audiences were entranced by Scarlatti's music and composers, including Roseingrave, inspired by it. Masumi Yamamoto plays five of those early sonatas alongside music by his contemporaries, including York Minster organist James Nares and two of the earliest women to have their music published in England.
Masumi Yamamoto was a prize winner at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges and holds a PhD from the University of York.
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