Dating scarlatti sonatas
He was a famously cultured and urbane character, and what gives his music its special flavour is the way 18th-century courtliness and wild, strumming folky energy sit side-by-side.
One of his royal pupils was the Princess Maria Barbara, and when she married the Spanish Prince Ferdinando, Scarlatti moved with her to the Spanish court.
Scarlatti was born in the same miraculous year of 1685 as Bach and Handel, though he couldn’t be more different.
They were Protestant North Germans by birth, both sophisticated masters of many different forms, able to mingle German, French and Italian influences into their music.
Note, however, that a few of the works, such as K78, K81 and K88 through K91, are scored for keyboard and a second instrument.
The list can be sorted by any of the four sets of catalogue numbers: See: Yanez Navarro, Celestino: Nuevas aportaciones para el estudio de las sonatas de Domenico Scarlatti.