Diary in the Music Museum – Scarlatti

Diary in the Music Museum of Brussels

Sonata by D. Scarlatti K1

played on a harpsichord from 1999, copy by Alain Anselm after the model of Joseph Colesse (1768)

Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti was born in Naples in 1685 and died in Madrid in 1757. He was an italian composer and harpsichordist. His main importance lies in the sonatas for harpsichord, which are among the most original of their genre in the 18th century.

In a publication by Barbara Zubers they are called “Wild Flowers at the Fence of Classical Music”, as they form a bridge from the baroque to the classical music.

Although this is a french harpsichord, it is very well suited to Scarlatti’s Italian sonatas.