Scarlatti's operas and cantatas, his serenatas and oratorios, and especially his instrumental works soon brought new life to Neapolitan music.
He was to write over one hundred operas, six hundred cantatas and a number of oratorios. He was also frequently commissioned by members of the European nobility to compose sonatas for wind and string instruments as well as cembalo pieces and concerti grossi.
His set of Sinfonie di Concerto Grosso are currently available in the Philips label performed by I Musici.
He is known in Italy as the Godfather of Baroque music.
Domenico Scarlatti (Alessandro's 6th son) is also a very good listen.
correction: Alessandro Scarlatti
Bill, can't help you!
I have a CD вЂњHorowitz in MoscowвЂќ. One of the pieces recorded is Sonata in C major by Domenico Scarlattti. Wonderful! Very distinct style. However the info BULERICAN posted is about opera by Alessandro Scarletti. DonвЂ™t remember listening to any operas by him.
BTW at the moment we are watching PBS, a concert of the quartet Il Divo performing in Los Angeles. Real heart stringers! European sentimentality! I wana go home! :(((((((((
Didn't know you were a music lover. I know DP's a concert goer, so I figured she'd be the most likely source.
I'll have to look around a little more. I didn't know Scarlatti wrote any operas, either that or my memory's as bad as ever.
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