By Javier San Martín, Iñigo Aristu and Adrian Zuazu
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Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti: 26 October 1685 to 23 July 1757 was an italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the portuguese and spanish royal families. He is classified as a baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the classical style. His influential 555 sonatas were almost all written for the harpsichord with a few exceptions for chamber ensemble or organ.
Domenico Scarlatti was born in Naples in 1685, the same year as Bach and Handel. He was the sixth of ten children and a younger brother to Piettro Filipo Scarlatti also a musician.
He became a composer and organist at the royal chapel in Naples in 1701 and in 1709 he went to Rome in the service of Marie. In 1719 he arrived at London. In 1742 he married a Spaniard, Anastasia Maxarti Ximenes. Domenico Scarlatti died in Madrid, aged 71 on the 23 of July of 1757. Scarlatti's 555 keyboard sonatas are single movements, mostly in binary some of them are for organ and a few of them for chamber music.

Other distinctive attributes of Scarlatti's style are the following:
  • The influence of Iberian (Portuguese and Spanish) folk music. An example is Scarlatti's use of the Phrynigan mode and other tonal inflections more or less alien to European art music
  • A formal device in which each half of a sonata leads to a pivotal point, which the Scarlatti scholar Ralph termed "the crux", and which is sometimes underlined by a pause or fermata
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1.- When was Domenico Scarlatti born?

2.- Where was Domenico Scarlatti born?

3.- Who was the father of Domenico Scarlatti?
-Alessandro Scarlatti
-Julio Scarlatti
-Pietro Scarlatti
-George Scarlatti

4.- Who was the mother of Domenico?
-Anne Scarlatti
-Pietra Scarlatti
-Christina Scarlatti
-Julia Scarlattti

5.- Wich of his brothers was composer?
-Pietro Filippo

6.- How many brothers Domenico had?

7.-With who he has married the first time?
-Paulina Caterina Gentili
-Caaterina Gentili
-Paulina Gentili
Maria Caterina Gentili

8.- With who he was married the second time?

-Anastasia Maxarti Ximenes-Anastasia Bach
-Carolina Anastasia
-Anastasia Bach Ximenez

9.- How many childrens they had with his first wife?

10.- When did he died?