List of solo keyboard sonatas
Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757) wrote at least 555 sonatas. The table below lists all these sonatas with the following informations:
- K: Ralph Kirkpatrick's catalog number, K1 - K555.
- G: Categorization into groups G1 - G19 by Jeffrey Arlo Brown. See Details.
- Key: e.g. D minor, G major, etc.
- Tempo: e.g. Allegro, Presto, etc. See Details.
- Time: Duration in minutes and seconds
- Play: Click to play the sonata. In player select ☰ to continue playing. The music is stored on Wikimedia Commons.
- Sort: You can sort (ascending/descending) the table by clicking on the respective column head with ↕.
Jeffrey Arlo Brown ranked the Scarlatti sonatas according to their artistic value and grouped them into 19 categories, G1 being the best and G19 the worst.
|G01||The 20 Best Sonatas|
|G02||The Best of the Rest|
|G03||The Hey, That Sounds Like|
|G04||The Legitimately Enjoyable|
|G05||The Slightly Above Average|
|G07||The Too Short|
|G08||Block That Adjective!|
|G09||The Excruciatingly Decent|
|G10||The Merely Competent|
|G12||The Too Long|
|G13||The Disturbingly Happy|
|G15||When Arpeggios Attack|
|G17||Nothing to Say Here|
|G18||The Rest of the Worst|
|G19||The 22 Worst Sonatas|
Explanation of Tempo
Basic tempo markings from slowest to fastest (bpm = beats per minute) :
- Larghissimo – very, very slowly (24 bpm and under)
- Adagissimo – very slowly
- Grave – very slow (25–45 bpm)
- Largo – broadly (40–60 bpm)
- Lento – slowly (45–60 bpm)
- Larghetto – rather broadly (60–66 bpm)
- Adagio – slowly with great expression (66–76 bpm)
- Adagietto – slightly faster than adagio (70–80 bpm)
- Andante – at a walking pace (76–108 bpm)
- Andantino – slightly faster than andante (80–108 bpm)
- Marcia moderato – moderately, in the manner of a march (83–85 bpm)
- Andante moderato – between andante and moderato (92–112 bpm)
- Moderato – at a moderate speed (108–120 bpm)
- Allegretto – moderately fast (112–120 bpm)
- Allegro moderato – close to, but not quite allegro (116–120 bpm)
- Allegro – fast, quick, and bright (120–156 bpm)
- Vivace – lively and fast (156–176 bpm)
- Vivacissimo – very fast and lively (172–176 bpm)
- Allegrissimo or Allegro vivace – very fast (172–176 bpm)
- Presto – very, very fast (168–200 bpm)
- Prestissimo – even faster than presto (200 bpm and over)
- Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti (Wikipedia)
- Scarlatti: Complete Sonatas (Scott Ross)
- Scarlatti ranked (by Jeffrey Arlo Brown)
- Classical Net (Kazutaka Tsutsui)