Domenico Scarlatti

[Domenico Scarlatti] Musician; son of Alessandro Scarlatti. Born on 26 October 1685; died on 23 July 1757. He was a skilled performer on the harpsichord and composed many short pieces for that instrument, influencing by his technic such modern masters as Mendelssohn and Liszt. He was choir master at Saint Peter's, Rome, from 1715 to 1719. Domenico's son, Giuseppe (died 1777), won distinction as an operatic composer.

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