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Alessandro Scarlatti in Rome

Alessandro Scarlatti twice lived and worked in Rome - first working for the self-exiled Swedish Queen Christina, and again at the end of his life composing some of his best music.

Sicilian-born composer Alessandro Scarlatti had a love/hate relationship with the city of Rome. In the early part of his career, he was employed there by the self-exiled Queen Christina of Sweden, and he returned to the city for the last six years of his life, composing some of his finest work there. Lucie Skeaping explores Scarlatti's Roman years and some of the music he produced during his time in the Italian capital.

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