Alessandro Scarlatti

Born 2 May 1660. Died 24 October 1725.
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Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Alessandro Scarlatti

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Alessandro Scarlatti (2 May 1660 – 22 October 1725) was an Italian 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.

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