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    Quote Originally Posted by premont View Post
    There is a fourth option for complete Scarlatti on harpsichord: Gilbert Rowland. I haven't explored him, and freely admit, that my interest in Scarlatti isn't that great (I already own the Ross and Belder boxes and maybe about 25 other individual Scarlatti CDs - that's enough for me). Does anybody know more about Rowland?
    I've got volumes 2 and 3, I'll let you have them them later, I blow hot and cold, mostly I like what I hear, but this is saying more about me than about Gilbert Rowland. Anyway you mentioning them will prompt me to get them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by premont View Post
    that my interest in Scarlatti isn't that great
    Let me to point out that Domenico Scarlatti also composed a very beautiful Stabat Mater a 10 voci with an elaborated counterpoint and strongly influenced by polyphony.

    D. Scarlatti - Stabat Mater. Concerto Italiano / Rinaldo Alessandrini.




    Still today is among my favourite sacred works recordings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    You can cheat and add some bass tilt to sound EQ to give the instrument a fuller richer sound, I admit to doing this sometimes


    Puyana for HM 2CD set uses beautiful 3 manual black key 1740 Hass instrument, listen to the deep throated low range on that beast, this was first set I can remember getting of Scarlatti sonatas......extra bass not needed

    Piano can never capture the same spirit.......

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    I am here just to say that I purchased Scarlatti Keyboard Sonatas by Scott Ross around 8 years ago and still today is probably my favourite box set. I am now listening to all volumes again, I am now listening to volume 7 and I have nothing more to say that I really enjoy the sound of the harpsichords used in those recordings, the excellent and lively playing of Scott Ross and the great sound quality of these recordings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSBach85 View Post
    I am here just to say that I purchased Scarlatti Keyboard Sonatas by Scott Ross around 8 years ago and still today is probably my favourite box set. I am now listening to all volumes again, I am now listening to volume 7 and I have nothing more to say that I really enjoy the sound of the harpsichords used in those recordings, the excellent and lively playing of Scott Ross and the great sound quality of these recordings.
    It’s an instrument at Château d’Assas, near Montpellier. The harpsichord was also used by Frédérick Haas in his recording of later Scarlatti sonatas. It became a favourite instrument of Ross’s. I think he used it all the time part from in his first Scarlatti recording.

    Haas gave a concert recently at Assas, which you can hear here

    https://www.francemusique.fr/emissio...&xtnp=1&xtcr=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandryka View Post
    It’s an instrument at Château d’Assas, near Montpellier. The harpsichord was also used by Frédérick Haas in his recording of later Scarlatti sonatas. It became a favourite instrument of Ross’s. I think he used it all the time part from in his first Scarlatti recording.

    Haas gave a concert recently at Assas, which you can hear here

    https://www.francemusique.fr/emissio...&xtnp=1&xtcr=1
    Thank you for the information since I couldn't find it in the booklet in a quick look. Do you know if the instrument is authentic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSBach85 View Post
    Thank you for the information since I couldn't find it in the booklet in a quick look. Do you know if the instrument is authentic?
    I don’t know how to answer the question in fact! It has been restored since Ross recorded with it and I think now it makes a sound with denser harmonies. Elisabeth Joyé’s Duphly is a good place to hear the restored instrument.

    What I’m not clear about is how similar it is to the harpsichords Scarlatti was writing for. Nor do I know whether the Assas instrument went through a ravalement of any kind.
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