Domenico Scarlatti, classical music composer

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Domenico Scarlatti

Biography

Domenico Scarlatti was born in Naples, Italy on October 26, 1685, the same years as Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Frideric Handel. His father was Alessandro Scarlatti, a prominent musician and composer, and likely was Domenico's first music teacher.

His early career was spent throughout Italy. He first attained the position of a composer and organist at the royal chapel in Naples in 1701. In 1704, his father sent him to Venice though no record of his activities there remains. In 1709, he was employed in the service of the exiled Polish queen Marie Casimire. By this time, Scarlatti had attained a reputation as an exceptional harpsichordist. It is said that while in Rome, he and Handel engaged in a competition of skill. Scarlatti was likely judged the better harpsichordist, yet inferior to Handel on the organ. Since that time, Scarlatti greatly admired Handel's skill on the organ.

After a trip to London in 1719 to direct one of his operas, Scarlatti departed for Lisbon, Portugal where he taught music to Princess Maria Magdalena Barbara. He remained in Lisbon until 1727 when he left for Rome to marry Maria Caterina Gentili the following year. In 1729, he moved to Sevilla and then a few years later, in 1733, to Madrid. There he became music master to Maria Magdalena Barbara who had married into the Spanish royalty. It was during his time in Madrid that he composed many of the piano sonatas for which he is nearly exclusively known for today. Scarlatti died in Madrid on July 23, 1757.


Composer Title Date Action
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in c-sharp minor, K 247 01/09/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in e minor, K. 98 02/03/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E major, K. 531 02/03/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in G major, K. 146, L. 349 02/04/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in c minor, K. 129 02/12/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in C Major, K. 513 02/12/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E Major, K. 162, L. 21 08/05/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata, K. 380 01/18/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in f minor, L 118, K. 466 01/18/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E Major, K. 162, L. 21 01/23/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E Major, K. 380, L. 23 01/25/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in f minor, K. 466, L. 380 01/10/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in f minor, K. 11 01/27/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in G Major, K. 14 01/13/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata 11/02/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in G Major, Kk 547 (L. 28) 01/25/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in b minor, Kk 197 (L. 147) 01/17/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in G Major, Kk 201 (L. 129) 01/08/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K. 213 02/11/2010 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E minor L.22 K.198 02/28/2010 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor L.413 K.9 02/28/2010 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in A major L.483 K.322 02/28/2010 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in B minor L.33 K.87 02/28/2010 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in B minor L.449 K.27 02/28/2010 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K.266 K.517 02/28/2010 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D major, K. 119 04/28/2011 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in B minor L.33 K.87 04/28/2011 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata L. 325 in e minor 06/09/2011 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K 146 11/26/2011 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K. 32 - Aria 11/26/2011 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K. 466 11/26/2011 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K. 391 11/26/2011 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K. 87 11/26/2011 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata L430 12/10/2011 Play
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata L349 12/10/2011 Play
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata L325 12/10/2011 Play
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K. 321 12/11/2011 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K. 159 12/11/2011 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Various 12/24/2011 Play
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in si minore, K. 27 (L. 449) 10/18/2011 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Cat's Fugue 03/05/2011 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Cat's Fugue 12/24/2011 Play
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E Major, K. 380, L. 23 04/13/2012 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in C sharp Minor, K 247 and sonata in D Major, K 118 06/28/2012 Play
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K. 403 02/17/2013 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K. 25 02/19/2013 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Scarlatti Sonata in C K.95 piano David-Michael Dunbar 03/13/2013 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in f minor, K. 466, L. 380 05/01/2013 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D Major, K. 490 07/02/2013 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D Major, K. 491 07/02/2013 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D Major, K. 492 07/02/2013 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E Major, K. 380, L. 23 08/19/2013 Play
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata D minor K.381 08/19/2013 Play
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in b minor, K. 27, L. 449 10/20/2013 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K.266 K.517 08/27/2014 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in C Major, K. 159 09/30/2014 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in f minor, K. 466, L. 380 09/30/2014 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in G Major, K.427 03/13/2013 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K. 32 07/30/2015 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor K. 141 07/30/2015 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor K. 141 01/23/2014 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in f minor, K. 466, L. 380 08/23/2015 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti "Se l'alma non t'adora," from L'Ottavia ristituita al trono. 10/25/2015 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata for Keyboard in G Major, K. 455 04/28/2016 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata for Keyboard in G Major, K. 427 04/28/2016 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in B-flat Minor, K. 131 09/19/2016 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in F Minor, K. 204b 09/19/2016 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in C Minor, K. 56 09/19/2016 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor K 1/L 366 10/23/2016 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in b minor, K. 27 03/14/2017 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K. 32 03/14/2017 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E Major, K. 162, L. 21 03/14/2017 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor K. 141 10/22/2017 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in G major, K. 125 10/22/2017 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in C-sharp minor, K. 247 10/22/2017 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in A major, K. 533 10/22/2017 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in G Minor, K. 426 12/04/2017 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in G Major, K. 455 12/04/2017 Play Add to playlist