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Scarlatti, Alessandro (1660-1725)  

Alessandro Scarlatti

born: 2 May 1660
died: 22 October 1725
country: Italy

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Born in Palermo, Scarlatti’s family moved to Rome in 1672 and, whilst there is no evidence to support the hypothesis that he studied with Giacomo Carissimi, it seems certain that he would at least have come into contact with this great composer’s works, including his oratorios. By the age of eighteen Scarlatti had his first appointment in the city, as maestro di cappella at San Giacomo degli Incurabili, and before long he was in the employ of some of the most important and influential patrons in Rome, including Queen Christina of Sweden. In 1683 he made the move to Naples, and the majority of his career was divided between these two cities (with forays to the likes of Florence and Venice as part of his seemingly never-ending search for further employment), until he finally settled in Naples in 1708. Whilst Scarlatti’s reputation is traditionally based on his undoubted achievements as an opera composer, he made important contributions to all of the key musical genres of the period, writing cantatas, masses, motets, concertos, sonatas and, of course, oratorios.

from notes by Carrie Churnside © 2009

Albums
'Scarlatti & Hasse: Salve regina, Cantatas & Motets' (CDH55354)
Scarlatti & Hasse: Salve regina, Cantatas & Motets
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'Scarlatti: Davidis pugna et victoria' (CDA67714)
Scarlatti: Davidis pugna et victoria
'Scarlatti: La Folia & other works' (CDH55233)
Scarlatti: La Folia & other works
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'Concertos for the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies' (CDH55005)
Concertos for the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
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'Hasse & Scarlatti: Salve regina, Cantatas & Motets' (CDH55354)
Hasse & Scarlatti: Salve regina, Cantatas & Motets
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'La Folia' (CDA67035)
La Folia
'The fam'd Italian masters' (CDA67359)
The fam'd Italian masters
Complete works available for download
Concerto No 6 in E major European Union Chamber Orchestra, Eivind Aadland (conductor)
Correa nel seno amato The Purcell Quartet, Lynne Dawson (soprano)
Infirmata vulnerata James Bowman (countertenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
O di Betlemme altera The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Sinfonia di Concerto Grosso No 12 in C minor European Union Chamber Orchestra, Eivind Aadland (conductor)
sonata a 4 No 1 in F minor The Parley of Instruments
Su le sponde del Tebro The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Concerto No 6 in E major (Scarlatti)
Contentatevi, o fidi pensieri  Movement 3, Sinfonia – Aria of Su le sponde del Tebro (Scarlatti)
Correa nel seno amato (Scarlatti)
Cur, quaeso, crudelis es factus?  Movement 4, Aria of Infirmata vulnerata (Scarlatti)
Dal ben seno d'una stella  Movement 3, Aria of O di Betlemme altera (Scarlatti)
Davidis pugna et victoria (Scarlatti)
Già lusingato appieno (Scarlatti)
Infelici miei lumi  Movement 5, Largo of Su le sponde del Tebro (Scarlatti)
Infirmata vulnerata (Scarlatti)
La Folia  Toccata No 7 of Primo e Secondo Libro di Toccate (Scarlatti)
L'autor d'ogni mio bene  Movement 5, Aria of O di Betlemme altera (Scarlatti)
O di Betlemme altera (Scarlatti)
Primo e Secondo Libro di Toccate (Scarlatti)
Semper gratus desiderabilis  Movement 6, Aria of Infirmata vulnerata (Scarlatti)
Sinfonia di Concerto Grosso No 12 in C minor (Scarlatti)
sonata a 4 No 1 in F minor (Scarlatti)
Su le sponde del Tebro (Scarlatti)
Tocco la prima sorte a voi, pastori  Movement 7, Aria of O di Betlemme altera (Scarlatti)
Tralascia pur di piangere, povero afflitto cor  Movement 8, Aria of Su le sponde del Tebro (Scarlatti)
Vulnera percute, transfige cor  Movement 3, Aria of Infirmata vulnerata (Scarlatti)
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