Canal March

Soler: Sonata in A minor

Diego Ares, harpsichord

Sonata in A minor R 118 by Antonio Soler (1729-1783)

The shadow of Domenico Scarlatti has sometimes prevented us from understanding the creative originality of Antonio Soler, who spent his career as a monk in El Escorial alongside the royal family. This sonata shows a genuine treatment of rhythm, with gentle folk reverberations, while exploring the idiomatic resources of the harpsichord, then in its final stage before the unstoppable advance of the fortepiano.

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