D. Scarlatti, Sonatas,
One of Vladimir Horowitz's best recordings is one with Scarlatti sonatas, and Mikhail Pletnev's two-disc recording of Scarlatti sonatas was just re-issued at budget price. Pogorelich's one-hour recording seems to overlap more with Pletnev's than it actually does, and he is every bit as good as his compatriot. Unlike Pletnev, he doesn't exaggerate every contrast in the sonatas, and he has funny ideas about the meaning of allegro in Sonata K 8, but all in all, his playing is more like Pletnev's than it is different. I find both superb and am tempted to give a slight edge to Pletnev over Pogorelich. It is a great Scarlatti CD to have, but at twice the price with half the music of the Pletnev re-issue (Virgin Classics), it can't be a first choice.