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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