Domenico Scarlatti

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Scarlatti, Domenico


Born Oct. 26, 1685, in Naples; died July 23, 1757, in Madrid. Italian composer and harpsichordist. Son and pupil of A. Scarlatti.

Scarlatti was a choirmaster and harpsichordist. His most important works are his harpsichord pieces (“exercises,” later called sonatas), which were precursors of the sonata form. He created a virtuoso style of harpsichord playing. Scarlatti wrote more than ten operas, as well as sacred music and other works.


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All twelve are based on keyboard sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, sonatas which had been published shortly before to a rapturous reception in England and across the Continent--though it is worth noting that twelve of the movements in these concertos do not have counterparts in the Scarlatti sonatas, and are quite probably original insertions.
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Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Hans von Billow, Muzio Clementi, Johann Baptist Cramer, Dvorak, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Anton Rubinstein, Saint-Saens, Domenico Scarlatti, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Weber, and several other lesser-known composers.
Nicola Francesco Haym derived the libretto from a dramma per musica by Carlo Sigismondo Capece (or Capeci), Tolomeo ed Alessandro, ovvero La corona disprezzata, first performed with music by Domenico Scarlatti in Rome in 1711 for Maria Casimira, ex-queen of Poland (as I first documented in "Handel und seine italienischen Operntexte," Handel-Jahrbuch 21/22 [1975-76]: 101-59).
Famous foreigners resident in Spain (like Domenico Scarlatti, Farinelli, and Luigi Boccherini) were important, but native musicians played most leading roles.
Rhythms and textures reminiscent of Domenico Scarlatti and warm chordal musings contrast strikingly with passages noisily declaimed in both hands with octaves and sevenths.
Thus came into being editions of (mostly Austro-German) eighteenth- and nineteenth-century piano works, some prepared by leading French composers, among them, Camille Saint-Saenes's Mozart edition, Paul Dukas's Beethoven and Domenico Scarlatti sonata editions, Gabriel Faure's Schumann edition, Claude Debussy's Chopin edition, and Maurice Ravel's Mendelssohn edition.
Les innovations de Domenico Scarlatti dans la technique du clavier.
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