Domenico Scarlatti

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Birthday
26, 1685
Birthplace
Naples, Italy
Death Date
Jul 23, 1757 (71)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1685
Birthplace
Naples, Italy
Death Date
Jul 23, 1757 (71)

About

Baroque-age composer whose style was more akin to the Classical era. He was primarily remembered for his 555 keyboard sonatas and the operas he wrote for exiled Polish queen Marie Casimire's private theatre.

Before Fame

He served as the composer and organist for Naples' royal chapel beginning in 1701. He took the opera "Irene" by Carlo Francesco Pollarolo and revised it in 1704 so it could be performed at Naples.

Trivia

He was a talented and renowned harpsichordist.

Family Life

His father was the famed composer and teacher Alessandro Scarlatti. His older brother Pietro Filippo also gained fame as a musician.

Associated With

He, Bach, and George Frideric Handel were all born in the same year, 1685. He admired Handel's talents to the point of reverence.