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Domenico Scarlatti

born: 26 October 1685
died: 23 July 1757
country: Italy

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The sixth of Alessandro Scarlatti’s ten children, Domenico Scarlatti’s reputation today rests mainly on his enormous output of keyboard music, amounting to some 550 sonatas. Most of his fifteen known operas are lost (and those which survive are rarely heard), as are the majority of his oratorios and cantatas. Domenico’s early compositions, and indeed his whole lifestyle up to the age of thirty-two, were greatly restricted by his father who exercised a quite intolerable degree of interference. It took a legal document in 1717 to free son from domineering father. Most of Domenico’s sacred compositions date from 1713–1719, whilst he was Maestro di Cappella at the Basilica Giulia in Rome and still within this period of parental control.

In his sacred music Domenico showed elements of the harmonic richness and melodic individuality which flood his later keyboard writing, but the main features of his settings of emotive sacred texts are tuneful melodies which mix religious deference with occasional elements of the opera. This readily approachable style is nonetheless underpinned by a sound compositional technique.

from notes by Robert King © 1996

Albums
'Scarlatti: Stabat mater, Salve regina & Sonatas for organ' (CDH55172)
Scarlatti: Stabat mater, Salve regina & Sonatas for organ
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'18th-century Portuguese Love Songs' (CDA67904)
18th-century Portuguese Love Songs
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'Avison: Concerti Grossi' (CDD22060)
Avison: Concerti Grossi
Buy by post £10.50 CDD22060  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)  
'Hasse & Scarlatti: Salve regina, Cantatas & Motets' (CDH55354)
Hasse & Scarlatti: Salve regina, Cantatas & Motets
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'Nikolai Demidenko live at Wigmore Hall' (CDD22024)
Nikolai Demidenko live at Wigmore Hall
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'Scarlatti & Hasse: Salve regina, Cantatas & Motets' (CDH55354)
Scarlatti & Hasse: Salve regina, Cantatas & Motets
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On other labels
'A Matthay Miscellany: Rare and unissued recordings' (APR6014)
A Matthay Miscellany: Rare and unissued recordings
APR6014  2CDs for the price of 1 June 2014 Release  
'Emil Gilels – Schumann, Beethoven, Liszt & Prokofiev' (APR5663)
Emil Gilels – Schumann, Beethoven, Liszt & Prokofiev
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'Harold Bauer – The complete recordings' (APR7302)
Harold Bauer – The complete recordings
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'Irene Scharrer – The complete electric and selected acoustic recordings' (APR6010)
Irene Scharrer – The complete electric and selected acoustic recordings
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'Michael Zadora – The complete recordings' (APR6008)
Michael Zadora – The complete recordings
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'Myra Hess – The complete solo and concerto studio recordings' (APR7504)
Myra Hess – The complete solo and concerto studio recordings
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'Simon Barere – His celebrated live recordings at Carnegie Hall, Vol. 5 – Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 & appendices' (APR5625)
Simon Barere – His celebrated live recordings at Carnegie Hall, Vol. 5 – Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 & appendices
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'The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 2 – Alfred Grünfeld, Raoul Pugno & Natalia Janotha' (APR5532)
The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 2 – Alfred Grünfeld, Raoul Pugno & Natalia Janotha
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'The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 4 – Diémer, Eibenschütz, Hofmann & Backhaus' (APR5534)
The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 4 – Diémer, Eibenschütz, Hofmann & Backhaus
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'Vladimir Horowitz – The complete solo European recordings' (APR6004)
Vladimir Horowitz – The complete solo European recordings
APR6004  2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only  
'Walter Gieseking – The complete Homocord recordings and other rarities' (APR6013)
Walter Gieseking – The complete Homocord recordings and other rarities
Buy by post £10.50 APR6013  2CDs for the price of 1  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Ad te clamamus exsules, filii Hevae  Movement 2 of Salve regina in A major (Scarlatti)
Concerto Grosso No 1 in A major 'after Scarlatti' (Avison/Scarlatti)
Concerto Grosso No 10 in D major 'after Scarlatti' (Avison/Scarlatti)
Concerto Grosso No 11 in G major 'after Scarlatti' (Avison/Scarlatti)
Concerto Grosso No 12 in D major 'after Scarlatti' (Avison/Scarlatti)
Concerto Grosso No 2 in G major 'after Scarlatti' (Avison/Scarlatti)
Concerto Grosso No 3 in D minor 'after Scarlatti' (Avison/Scarlatti)
Concerto Grosso No 4 in A minor 'after Scarlatti' (Avison/Scarlatti)
Concerto Grosso No 5 in D minor 'after Scarlatti' (Avison/Scarlatti)
Concerto Grosso No 6 in D major 'after Scarlatti' (Avison/Scarlatti)
Concerto Grosso No 7 in G minor 'after Scarlatti' (Avison/Scarlatti)
Concerto Grosso No 8 in E minor 'after Scarlatti' (Avison/Scarlatti)
Concerto Grosso No 9 in C major 'after Scarlatti' (Avison/Scarlatti)
Nobis post hoc exsilium ostende  Movement 3 of Salve regina in A major (Scarlatti)
O clemens, o pia  Movement 4 of Salve regina in A major (Scarlatti)
Organ Sonata in C major, Kk255 (Scarlatti)
Organ Sonata in C minor, Kk254 (Scarlatti)
Organ Sonata in D major, Kk287 (Scarlatti)
Organ Sonata in D major, Kk288 (Scarlatti)
Organ Sonata in G major, Kk328 (Scarlatti)
Pastorale in G major (Scarlatti/Tausig)
Salve regina in A major (Scarlatti)
Salve regina in C minor (Scarlatti)
Sonata in A major, Kk113 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in A major, Kk208 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in A major, Kk24 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in B minor, Kk377 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in B minor, Kk87 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in C major, Kk159 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in C minor, Kk11 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in D major, Kk29 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in D minor, Kk1 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in D minor, Kk396 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in D minor, Kk9 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in E major, Kk20 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in E major, Kk380 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in F minor, Kk466 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in G major, Kk125 (Scarlatti)
Sonata in G major, Kk14 (Scarlatti)
Stabat mater (Scarlatti)
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