DOMENICO SCARLATTI

My thanks go to Robert Sheldon for supplying the photograph.

26th1685 --- 1757

Domenico Scarlatti was the eldest son of Alessandro Scarlatti, also a composer, Domenico who was born at Naples on the 26th October 1685. Presumably he studied, first under is father, but he was in all probability also a pupil of Gaetano Greco.

In 1704 he remodelled Pollaroli's Trene for performance at Naples.

In 1709 Domenico entered the service of Marie Casimire, queen of Poland, then living in Rome, and composed sereval operas for her private theatre.
He was Masestro di Cappella at St.Peter's from 1715 to 1719, and in the later year came to London to direct is opera Narciso at the King's Theatre.
In 1720 or 1721, he went to Lisbon, where he taught music to the princess Magdalena Theresia.

He was at Naples again in 1725, but in 1729 went to Madrid as music master to the princess, who had married into the spanish royal house.

He is supposed to have died in 1757.
From "Encyclopaedia Britannica 1953"

Last Updated on 25th May 2007
By Steven

And now for the Music

I like to thank George Pollen for the following excellent crafted music.

" Presto [Harpsichord Sonata] K427, a beautiful piece. Sequenced by George Pollen.

" Vivace [Harpsichord Sonata] K519, a beautiful piece. Sequenced by George Pollen.

(2277) Sonata Longo No.345. Another wonderful piece, sequenced by Jeff Segor

(2276) Sonata Longo No.370. Another wonderful piece, sequenced by Jeff Segor

(2274) Sonata Longo No.338. Another wonderful piece, sequenced by Jeff Segor

(2273) Sonata Longo No.430. Another wonderful piece, sequenced by Jeff Segor

(2272) Sonata Longo No.486, sequenced by Jeff Segor

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