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Alessandro Scarlatti (2 May 1660 – 24 October 1725) was a Baroque composer especially famous for his operas and chamber cantatas. He is considered the founder of the Neapolitan school of opera. He was the father of two other composers, Domenico Scarlatti and Pietro Filippo Scarlatti.

Scarlatti was born in Sicily, either in Trapani or Palermo. He is generally said to have been a pupil of Giacomo Carissimi in Rome, and there is reason to suppose that he had some connection… read more

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  • Avatar for hackerlovesme
    Alessandro Scarlatti was far ahead of his time, much like his son.
  • Avatar for Forteski
    Erudite music group: http://www.last.fm/group/Erudite+Music
  • Avatar for Antinomie__
    not bad stuff..
  • Avatar for Mrs_Kelly
    Oh my!
  • Avatar for musiquesublime
    Wo ist der "repeat"-Schalter?! ;-)
  • Avatar for JoshCIVM
    Domenico was definitely well-bred.
  • Avatar for Verseucht
    Come to Brazil!
  • Avatar for sneggyuser
    Beautiful.
  • Avatar for shinobi001
    Not very many shouts. Just wanted to say that Scarlatti's music is heavenly.

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