Sonata in G major
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Domenico Scarlatti was a BAROQUE composer. He was born in the same year as two other great composers, Bach and Handel. Domenico’s father, Alessandro was also a successful composer. For much of his life he was employed by the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. Here is part of a painting of Scarlatti teaching Princess Barbara of Portugal:
He well know for writing 555 keyboard sonatas. Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas are single movements and mostly in binary from like this one in G major. Unusually, most of the Sonatas were composed towards the end of Scarlatti’s career after 1735.