Sonata in B Minor, K. 87, L. 33

Domenico Scarlatti
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SMC SO129FS/ HL 294843

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String orchestra
Scarlatti’s Sonata in B Minor, K. 87, L. 33 is a plaintive work originally written for keyboard. This beautiful transcription by Yukiko Nishimura presents the piece in the key of a minor, making the musical and technical apects easier to play, yet retaining the harmonic richness of Scarlatti’s score, with interesting counterpoint in each part.