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Domenico Scarlatti (Composer)

Born: 26th October 1685, Naples

Died: 23rd July 1757, Madrid

Nationality: Italian

Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti, also known as Domingo or Doménico Scarlatti; was an Italian composer. He is classified primarily as a Baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style. Like his renowned father Alessandro Scarlatti, he composed in a variety of musical forms, although today he is known mainly for his 555 keyboard sonatas. He spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families.

Further Reading: Scarlatti, D

 Interview, Federico Colli on Domenico Scarlatti

The Italian pianist talks to Katherine about The Power of Illusion, the first instalment of his projected survey of the Neapolitan composer's keyboard sonatas.

 Recording of the Week, Federico Colli plays Domenico Scarlatti

The Leeds International Piano Competition winner makes his debut on Chandos with a bold, inquisitive recital of the Neapolitan composer's keyboard sonatas.

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