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[skahr-lah-tee; Italian skahr-laht-tee] /skɑrˈlɑ ti; Italian skɑrˈlɑt ti/
[ah-luh-sahn-droh;; Italian ah-les-sahn-draw] /ˌɑ ləˈsɑn droʊ;; Italian ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ/ (Show IPA),
1659–1725, Italian composer.
his son Domenico
[duh-men-i-koh;; Italian daw-me-nee-kaw] /dəˈmɛn ɪˌkoʊ;; Italian dɔˈmɛ niˌkɔ/ (Show IPA)
1685–1757, Italian harpsichordist, organist, and composer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Scarlatti, born in 1659, was a composer of great originality, as well as versatility.

    The Standard Oratorios George P. Upton
  • “Ricomminciamo” (let us begin again), said Scarlatti, good-naturedly.

    The Violin

    George Dubourg
  • Tell him he shall yet hear something good of Scarlatti's disciple.

  • Handel, Scarlatti, and Mozart were all great harpsichord performers.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • After that, whenever Scarlatti spoke of him he always made the sign of the Cross.

    Handel Romain Rolland
  • Scarlatti has been called the founder of modern pianoforte technique.

  • And now a word or two respecting Scarlatti's method of development.

    The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock
  • The influence of Scarlatti both in letter and spirit is strongly felt.

    The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock
  • That Scarlatti also pointed the way to the modern sonata, I have already said.

    How to Listen to Music, 7th ed. Henry Edward Krehbiel
  • Scarlatti, for instance, is especially loose in melodic structure.

    Critical & Historical Essays Edward MacDowell
British Dictionary definitions for Scarlatti


Alessandro (alesˈsandro). ?1659–1725, Italian composer; regarded as the founder of modern opera
his son, (Giuseppe) Domenico (doˈmeːniko). 1685–1757, Italian composer and harpsichordist, in Portugal and Spain from 1720. He wrote over 550 single-movement sonatas for harpsichord, many of them exercises in virtuoso technique
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