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  Alessandro Scarlatti
In 1684 Scarlatti was appointed maestro di cappella at the vice-regal court of Naples, at the same time as his brother Francesco was made first violinist.
Scarlatti found little satisfaction in the life of a church musician, and towards the end of 1708 he accepted an invitation from the new Austrian viceroy to resume his position at Naples.
He was not influential or even very active as a teacher, nor was he the sole originator of the musical structures (da capo aria, Italian overture, accompanied recitative) with which his name is associated, though he did bring to these a level of skill and originality which surpassed those of his contemporaries.
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  Alessandro Scarlatti
Domenico Alessandro's eldest son was born at Naples 26 Oct., 1685 (in the baptismal register he is called Giuseppe Domenico), and died in 1757.
The esteem in which Alessandro was held, may be seen from the fact that Domenico's godfather was the Duke of Addaloni, and his godmother the Princess of Colobrano.
Of Francesco, brother of Alessandro, we know that in 1684 he became violinist in the royal chapel at Naples, that fifteen years later his oratorio, "Agnus occisus ab origine mundi", was sung in Rome, and that in 1720 he gave a concert in London, where Domenico was staying at the same time.
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 Alessandro Scarlatti
His last work on a large scale appears to have been the unfinished serenata for the marriage of the prince of Stigliano (1723); he died at Naples on October 24, 1725.
Scarlatti’s music forms the most important link between the tentative “new music” of the 17th century and the classical school of the 18th, which culminated in Mozart.
His few remaining masses (the story of his having composed two hundred is hardly credible) and church music in general are comparatively unimportant, except the great St Cecilia Mass (1721), which is one of the first attempts at the style which reached its height in the great masses of Johann Sebastian Bach and Beethoven.
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 Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Alessandro held aspirations that his son would succeed him as maestro di cappella in Naples, but that appointment was not granted, and subsequently Domenico resigned his post as organist in 1704, leaving Naples and joining his father in Rome, where he assisted Alessandro at San Maria Maggiore.
Scarlatti's serenata, Applause genetliaco, was performed at the Portuguese Embassy in Rome in 1714, and his opera, Contesa delle stagioni, was later performed at the Lisbon royal chapel in 1720.
When Domenico Scarlatti died in Madrid, Spain on July 23, 1757, he left behind a large collection of manuscripts of his brilliant harpsichord sonatas that remained almost entirely unknown outside of Spain and Portugal until their partial publication was realized by Carl Czerny in 1839, followed by their virtually complete publication by Longo in 1906.
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 Alessandro Scarlatti at AllExperts
Alessandro Scarlatti (May 2, 1660 – October 24, 1725) was a Baroque composer especially famous for his operas and chamber cantatas.
Scarlatti was born in Sicily, either in Trapani or Palermo.
Scarlatti's music forms an important link between the early Baroque Italian vocal styles of the 17th century, with their centers in Florence, Venice and Rome, and the classical school of the 18th century, which culminated in Mozart.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Alessandro Scarlatti
Domenico Alessandro's eldest son was born at Naples 26 Oct., 1685 (in the baptismal register he is called Giuseppe Domenico), and died in 1757.
The esteem in which Alessandro was held, may be seen from the fact that Domenico's godfather was the Duke of Addaloni, and his godmother the Princess of Colobrano.
Of Francesco, brother of Alessandro, we know that in 1684 he became violinist in the royal chapel at Naples, that fifteen years later his oratorio, "Agnus occisus ab origine mundi", was sung in Rome, and that in 1720 he gave a concert in London, where Domenico was staying at the same
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 Alessandro Scarlatti   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alessandro Scarlatti (May 2, 1660 – October 24, 1725) was a Baroque music composer especially famous for his operas and chamber cantatas.
His last work on a large scale appears to have been the unfinished serenata for the marriage of the prince of Stigliano (1723); he died at Naples.
Scarlatti's music forms an important link between the early Baroque Italian vocal styles of the 17th century, with their centers in Florence, Venice and Rome, and the classical school of the 18th, which culminated in Mozart.
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 Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Scarlatti was born in Palermo on May 2, 1660, the eldest son of Pietro and Eleonora d'Amato Scarlata.
The first of Scarlatti's operas to bring him fame, Gli equivoci nel sembiante (1679), also brought him an appointment, for the libretto of his next opera, L'honestà negli amori (1680), describes him as chapelmaster (maestro di cappella) to Queen Christina of Sweden, who spent most of her life in Rome after her abdication.
During the next 18 years Scarlatti composed at least 38 operas, in addition to serenatas, cantatas, and church music; all but six of the operas were performed initially in Naples, and many of them received performances elsewhere.
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 Alessandro Scarlatti - Best of Sicily Magazine
In the elegant sophisticated Naples of the Bourbons the Scarlattis flourished.
Alessandro's operas were appreciated and performed with regularity and aristocratic success in the twenty year period of his Neapolitan sojourn.
Scarlatti Senior was a master technician and diligent artist who can rightly be appreciated for his skill in the style of music we call "Baroque." He was not one of the original geniuses but rather a secondary light in the Baroque-Classical firmament.
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 Alessandro SCARLATTI: Concerti Grossi, Sinfonie. CD.
We're quite happy devoting a whole CD to Alessandro Scarlatti because we like his music so much.
The fact that they were published some fifteen years after the composer's death was quite unusual for that time; perhaps the publisher was "cashing in" on the popularity of the Scarlatti name.
Alessandro's son Domenico's Essercizzi per gravicembalo had appeared in London a couple of years before, Domenico's work being highly popular in London.
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 HOASM: Alessandro Scarlatti   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He also taught successively at the Conservatories of San Onofrio, de' Poveri di Gesù Cristo, and the Loreto; among his distinguished pupils were Durante, Leo, Feo, Logroscino, Hasse, and Porpora.
Scarlatti produced no fewer than 115 operas (of which forty-one are still extant); La Rosaura (Rome, about 1600), edited by Eitner, was printed by the “Gesellschaft für Musikforschung,” Vol.
Through his development of the recitative and aria into the contrary elements of the opera, Scarlatti brought the 'Neapolitan' style to a leading position which it retained up to the time of Gluck.
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 HOASM: Domenico Scarlatti
What the younger Scarlatti's official duties were remains obscure, and none of his compositions from the period of his employment at the Neapolitan court appear to be extant.
At the weekly concerts established by Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, Scarlatti met virtuosos and composers including Corelli and the young Thomas Roseingrave, who was to play an active role in disseminating Scarlatti's music in England and Ireland.
When Scarlatti died in Madrid on July 23, 1757, he left behind him a few manuscript collections of sonatas that remained almost entirely unknown to the world at large until their partial publication by Czerny in 1839 and their virtually complete publication by Longo in 1906.
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 Scarlatti, Alessandro: Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Student of Carissimi and teacher of Hasse, Geminiani, and his son Domenico, Alessandro Scarlatti is sometimes regarded as the father of Neapolitan opera (opera seria).
Scarlatti began his career as Maestro di cappella to the Queen of Sweden (in Rome, 1679), then to the Viceroy at Naples (1684), then at the church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome (1703), and finally back to Naples (1708).
Alessandro composed 115 operas as well as oratorios, Masses, cantatas (many solo), madrigals, concerti grossi, harpsichord and chamber pieces.
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 Alessandro Scarlatti
In 1684 at the age of 24 Scarlatti moved to Naples, where he was appointed Maestro di Cappella at the vice-regal court of Naples, at the same time as his brother Francesco was made First Violinist.
It was alleged that they owed their appointments to the intrigues of one of their sisters with two court officials, who were dismissed.
While resident in Naples Scarlatti occasionally returned to Rome to supervise carnival performances of new operas, contributions to pasticci and cantatas at the Palazzo Doria Pamphili and the Villa Medicea (at nearby Pratolino), as well as oratorios at Ss.
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