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Scarlatti

[skahr-lah-tee; Italian skahr-laht-tee]
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  1. A·les·san·dro [ah-luh-sahn-droh; Italian ah-les-sahn-draw] /ˌɑ ləˈsɑn droʊ; Italian ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ/, 1659–1725, Italian composer.
  2. his son Do·me·ni·co [duh-men-i-koh; Italian daw-me-nee-kaw] /dəˈmɛn ɪˌkoʊ; Italian dɔˈmɛ niˌkɔ/, 1685–1757, Italian harpsichordist, organist, and composer.
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Examples from the Web for scarlatti

Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for scarlatti

Scarlatti

noun
  1. Alessandro (alesˈsandro). ?1659–1725, Italian composer; regarded as the founder of modern opera
  2. 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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