If you like Bach (which I assume since you are here 😊), you may like Scarlatti as well? Both were born in the same miraculous year of 1685, which also saw the birth of George Frideric Handel.

Domenico Scarlatti was born in Italy but spent the bulk of his career in Portugal and Spain. Today he is mostly know from his more than 500 short keyboard pieces named sonatas. Most are single movements, normally in two sections. Scarlatti triumphed over the heavy Baroque style with his characterful themes, natural cantabile melodies, and dance-like movements. He is certainly one of music history’s great keyboard composers, and an early keyboard virtuoso as well.

I have made a number of videos combining the recording of a sonata with the score. Click here for the full playlist.

You may have a personal favourite among the sonatas which I haven’t done yet? I can do that – check out this page!



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