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scarlatti domenico

The keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti
for people who use both sides of their brain



Domenico Scarlatti, born October 26 1685 Napoli, died July 23 1757 Madrid, composed some of the most beautiful music of all time. This site provides the essential background to each of his nearly 600 pieces for solo keyboard instruments.

Use the navigation links underlined below to reach the portable document format (pdf) files in this website, which are, with date of latest revision:
cogito (my premises and conclusions) 2-7-14
curriculum (dates in Scarlatti's life) 11-1-13
citations (bibliography of works I used) 11-1-13
conversion of Kirkpatrick numbers to primary sources; calendar for 2014 with matching Parma and Venezia numbers 12-16-13
catalogue (all of the accepted Scarlatti sonatas, and many of the doubtful ones) 5-30-14
collections (18th century Scarlatti source collections and their contents) 1-30-14
card games (experiments to determine the order in which some of the collections were compiled) 7-9-13
contemporaries (keyboard pieces by other composers in collections arranged somewhat like Scarlatti's) 11-6-13
chart of sonatas arranged by dates and keys 3-1-14
characteristics (keys, themes and other features arranged in chronological tables) 4-13-14
chronology (methods used to assign dates to the sonatas) 2-7-14
capriccio (notes toward a definition of a Scarlatti sonata) 3-8-12
correspondence (selections from emails) 2-20-14

Summary of the more important changes to the website files listed above:

May 2010-May 2011:

June-July 2011:

October 2011-December 2012:

January-June 2013:

July-December 2013:

January-June 2014:

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I began writing the materials for a Scarlatti website January 28 2004 and first published them on the web April 30 2007; latest posting June 2014

copyright 2007-2014 Christopher Hail

links to the other files in this website: cogito curriculum citations conversion catalogue collections cardgames contemporaries chartofdates characteristics chronology capriccio correspondence