Wednesday Series

The Scarlattis and the Neapolitan Baroque

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Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti embody the Ancien-Régime practice of passing down a trade from father to son. The exceptional nature of this case is that they made a decisive contribution to the development of fundamental genres in music history, the former the cantata, and the latter the keyboard sonata. The fact that the Scarlattis were associated with Naples at the time this kingdom formed part of the Spanish Empire also helped to convert the city into one of the most important musical centres in Europe during the eighteenth century. This series traces both their careers in composition and the influence their music had on other composers in Naples, as well as in Rome and Madrid.

Concerts in this series