IV. Scarlatti: Spanish Harpsichord Folk to Classical: Sunday, April 10, 2022 ~ 4:00pm ~ Holy Cross Church. Lillian Gordis, solo Harpsichord.
Based in Paris, the American virtuoso harpsichordist Lillian Gordis is quickly building an international reputation as an interpreter of the works of Scarlatti, the Italian composer-performer commanded to follow Princess Maria Barbara da Bragança at the time of her 1720 marriage into the Spanish court. The result: 555 amazing sonatas for harpsichord solo, many of them based on transformations of folkloric Spanish material Scarlatti heard as various provincial delegations visited his royal pupil.