Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas are often described as "guitaristic," but few recorded guitar performances back up this claim. In Yepes's performance, they sound "natural and flowing, as if they had been composed for the guitar in the first place." Those are Yepes's words, and no better support could be found than K 446, titled "Pastorale." All other performers, including Pletnev, play this work in an other-worldly fashion, but Yepes makes it glow through instrumental color and a non-draggy tempo. Other gems on this album include K 474, a worthy companion to the Valenti recording, and K 377.