Classical review

Classical review

by Geoff Brown, May 18 2018   ★★★★★

Federico Colli paints Scarlatti with intoxicating vivacity

Federico Colli: Scarlatti, Sonatas Volume 1
CHANDOS Records CHAN 10988

The clarity of Colli’s touch impresses as he speeds through Scarlatti’s hurtling rhythms, startling modulations and dissonant crunches.
The result is 18th-century Scarlatti all set up for the 21st, racing ahead with intoxicating vivacity, shimmering with poetry and painted a thousand colours.
Colli’s delicacy at such points is miraculous.