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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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  • Alessandro Scarlatti was far ahead of his time, much like his son.
  • Erudite music group:
  • not bad stuff..
  • Oh my!
  • Wo ist der "repeat"-Schalter?! ;-)
  • Domenico was definitely well-bred.
  • Come to Brazil!
  • Beautiful.
  • Not very many shouts. Just wanted to say that Scarlatti's music is heavenly.

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