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Domenico Scarlatti: Short Profile

Domenico Scarlatti: Short Profile

  • 13-digit ISBN: 978-1-84379-289-5
  • Barcode: 9781843792895
  • Approximate length: 5,000 words
  • Formats: iPad/iPhone (enhanced)

The miraculous triumvirate of 1685 (Bach, Handel and Scarlatti, all born that year) made a curious threesome. The German Handel went to Italy and became the greatest composer of Italian operas, Bach stayed at home to be outshone by his son, while Scarlatti fled Italy to escape his father’s fame and became Spain’s greatest undercover flamenco guitarist—all without leaving the keyboard. Secretive to a fault, Scarlatti’s life is as elusive as his music is thrilling and original. To marry the two is a case for a musical Poirot. Audio samples are contained in the text: just tap to listen while you read.

About the Author

Jeremy Siepmann is an internationally acclaimed writer, musician, teacher and broadcaster. He has contributed articles, reviews and interviews to numerous journals and reference works (including The New Statesman, Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine). His previous books include a widely acclaimed biography of Chopin, two volumes on the history and literature of the piano, and biographies of Brahms, Mozart and Beethoven.