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Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
« on: May 01, 2018, 08:52:42 AM »
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

One of my favorite baroque composers, A. Scarlatti, the father of Domenico, seems to lack his own composer thread so I decided to make one. I am in no way an expert of this composer, but I enjoy very everything I hear from him and to my ears his music appears of very high quality comparable to the greatest of baroque masters. I have always felt Alessandro Scarlatti being somewhat overlooked and forgotten in the shadow of his son.

I find Alessandro's music beautiful and sparkly with nice complexity and clarity. I find his music addictive. CPO has a lot of A. Scarletti. Nisi Dominus is the latest I bought and have listened to recently. Great! For some reason Amazon doesn't have it, JPC has.
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Re: Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018, 12:39:53 AM »
My first A. Scarlatti disc was this Harmonia Mundi release in it's original form in early 2000's. Very nice disc imo.
Good starting point for someone new to the composer.

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Re: Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 01:52:31 PM »
This Brilliant Classics release seems to include a number of Alessandro Scarlatti's works.

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Re: Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 03:40:07 PM »
I have that on my wishlist. Definitely interested!  :P
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Re: Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 11:25:54 PM »
It's not the proper time of the year, but I'd recommend the Lamentations for Holy Week, a piece that is as good as the Stabat Mater settings by this composer (or by Pergolesi) but not very well known.



Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
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