John Williams plays Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.213 by Domenico Scarlatti on the guitar.
Scarlatti’s Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.213
Nicknamed “The Lover”, Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.213 is a keyboard sonata composed by the Italian composer Doménico Scarlatti, who is classified primarily as a Baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style.
To say anyone is the best guitarist in the world is impossible to qualify, but Williams has played and recorded every major work in the guitar repertoire, and if anyone were to make such a list to state a claim, I believe, one would have to put John Williams on that list.
Williams has often been criticized for being “too perfect” (a bizarre criticism, but there you go). That being the case, those critics must have hated this piece.
Domenico Scarlatti (b: 26 October 1685 – d:23 July 1757) was born in Naples (Italian: Napoli), Kingdom of Naples. He spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. He is classified primarily as a Baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style and was one of the few Baroque composers to transition into the classical period.
Like his renowned father Alessandro Scarlatti, he composed in a variety of musical forms, although today he is known mainly for his 555 keyboard sonatas.
- Domenico Scarlatti on Wikipedia