Cristofori Piano: Sonata K.9 by Domenico Scarlatti

Cristofori Piano: Sonata K.9 by Domenico Scarlatti

(playing Sonata No. 9
by Domenico Scarlatti) (tempo slows) (playing more intensely) (playing softer) (tempo changes) (playing softer) (playing more intensely) (tempo slows) (playing more intensely) (tempo changes) (piece continues) (playing more intensely) (piece ends)


  1. I love this. I'm pretty sure this the same piano that Susan Alexander-Max played on the recording of Domenico Zipoli's keyboard works that she did several years ago. It's great that it's been taken care of so well. 

  2. Its a keyboard and organ day…checkin up on my opposite natural ways off appieggios and c flat b sharp…. love DJ splash

  3. absolutely entrancing – I have played many pianos and one French double manual harpsichord. This is lovely. My sincerest compliments to Mr. Shin for his considerable talent and excellent playing. .

  4. A sweet sound. Imagine it being a new thing, hearing it back in the day…close your eyes….

  5. On May 4, 1655, was born the official inventor of the piano Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731).
    Here is a recording on an authentic model of the piano maker :
    Domenico Scarlatti – Sonata K.9 
    Dongsok Shin, Cristofori piano

  6. Que honor tocar el piano de la persona que lo invento……. wow 300 años de grandiosas historias


  8. Clarification, The Cristofori Pianos in Spain had only a 4 octave Span from CC upwards. As Scarlatti wrote a great number outside this range (GG upwards 5 octaves) a goodly number weren't played on the Fortepiano at that time. Queen Maria Barbara must not have thought that highly of the Fortepiano as two of the Cristofori Fortepianos were converted into Harpsichords. There was an English Double manual Harpsichord which was an object of wonder in Madrid, almost exclusively the Spanish harsichords were had 2 choirs of 8' Pitch with a single manual keyboard. Scarlatti's published Sonatas were distributed across European continent to the British isles, where he remained popular. Much later, Chopin used the Sonatas for his Piano students, and (in France at the time Scarlatti had gone of the musical horizen) Chopin predicted these Sonatas would become staples of the concert stage.

  9. It's interesting how much this instrument sounds like a contemporaneous Italian harpsichord from the same period. These instruments have dry crisp sound, which sets them apart from the Franco-Flemish and German schools of the same period.

  10. What an amazing instrument! The tonal shapes are a lot like a harpsichord (no modern soundboard), but the hammers to strike rather than pluck the strings provide a more nuanced dynamic to each note,

  11. I'd say in a lot of ways this piano sounds a lot more like a harpsichord than the powerful grand pianos that we have nowadays.

  12. it was Cristofori's Dream who changes the world in future. thank you, Sir for giving birth to an amazing instrument.. so people in the future could compose such beautiful music.

  13. Apparently there are only 2 of those in the world. One is in Switzerland and one is in te church that I sing at at the moment. We got a green one. It might not be an original but it is pretty heavy and odd. My choirmaster’s wife had a concert earlier tonight and we had to unload it into the church. The string are hidden and they are hit by the hammers from underneath not plucked so it is not a harpsichord or whatever you call it. I am only 14 so I don’t know much about music but I bet it was a replica of an actual Cristofori Piano. It is called the Cristofori piano because Bartolomeo Cristofori had already invented the Pianoforte (meaning soft loud because of its range of dynamics) and he didn’t quite come up with a name for this instrument so we just call it after his name (Bartolomeo Cristofori). I just overheard my choirmaster talking about it so none of this might be true but I know that it is not a harpsichord because I heard him play a song on it. If you know anything that I should know for example if it is a replica or not, please let me know but I live in Australia so why would a very special musical instrument be shipped all they way from Italia and be played at some little concert? How about next time I go to Italia, I can go to Florence or wherever it was invented and ask a professional. Or I could just ride or sail to Switzerland and look for the other one cos I live next to a lake (Lago Maggiore) which goes into Switzerland. It would be fun sailing up dams and stuff. Looking forward to it!

  14. It sounds like a specialized harpsichord with dynamic volume. It must have been a huge surprise to listen to this for the first time, the instrument that was brand new at the time.

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