Scarlatti Sonatas

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    HBrock25 on #147961


    I was just looking at the USA International Harp Competition repertoire and noticed there were the two Scarlatti Sonatas K113 or K209 listed in Stage 1. I was wondering which version/edition would be appropriate to use (I’m not really sure what is normally used) or if any particular version is normally expected to be used.

    Best wishes,

    Clare McDonogh

    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #147962

    I would use a recent edition, Kirkpatrick or later, such as Gilbert, so that the ornaments are correct. However, you must then adapt it to the harp as well. I’m not sure which Sonatas those are, off hand, but there are some good editions published, such as those of Dewey Owens.

    The Competition may have a list.

    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #147963

    Dewey Owens did a very fine transcription of K113, and I haven’t found 209 yet, but if they are paired, he probably did that one, too, and they are available to purchase.

    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #147964

    Okay, found 209, I’ve never seen a transcription of that one yet, and I would never pick that one for harp, with all those repeated notes. But, I guess some people like to play them.

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