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Unformatted text preview: • 1728 married Maria Caterian Gentile • 1729 settled in Madrid as Maestro di Camera at the royal court • Composed harpsichord sonatas for Maria Barbara, Queen of Spain • First volume of Sonatas published in 1738 • First wife died in 1739 • Remarried - Anastasia Maxarti • Nine children • Died in Madrid - July 23, 1757 • 12 operas • Church music • Cantatas • Sonatas • Harpsichord pieces are most important • Composed over 500 “sonatas” for harpsichord which Scarlatti called “Exercises” • Most of the surviving sonatas were written after he was 50 • K. = Ralph Kirkpatrick The Harpsichord (also called a spinet) is a large expensive plucked-string keyboard instrument with several sets of strings and no sustaining power...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course MUSC 146 taught by Professor Garcia during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '07