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Sonata in D (Sonata Zapateado), Op. 13 (Albeniz)

(Mateo Albeniz)

Most probably written in the 18th century, this classical period piece of music, also called “Sonata Zapateado” was written for piano by Mateo Albeniz and is the most well known of his compositions and still regularly performed today.  It has been described as containing “tangy melodic stresses” and the piece has been transcribed for both guitar and harp.

Alicia de Larrocha recordings
Piano Sonata in D Major,
London 417 639 (CD: Spanish Encores)
Piano – Alicia de Larrocha

Sonata in D
Decca 289 467 687 – 2 (CD: Favourite Spanish Encores)
Piano – Alicia de Larrocha

Youra Guller recordings
Sonata in D
Nimbus NI 5030 (CD: The Art of Youra Guller 1895-1980 – A Legendary Pianist)
Piano – Youra Guller

John Williams recordings
Sonata in D
CBS MK 44794 (CD: Spanish Guitar Favourites)
Guitar John Williams