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Scarlatti family

Malcolm Boyd, Roberto Pagano, Edwin Hanley, Eva Badura-Skoda, Christopher Hair and Gordana Lazarevich

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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Italian family of musicians. The name, in various spellings (Scarlata, Sgarlata etc.), was common in Sicily in the early 18th century and there were several Scarlatti families in Rome and north Italy. Little is known about the parents of (1) Alessandro Scarlatti; the earliest known documentary evidence shows that Pietro Scarlata married Eleonora d’Amato in Palermo in 1658 and that their first child, Anna Maria Antonia Diana, was born in 1659 and died in infancy. Of their eight children, four were noted musicians; of Alessandro’s ten children two were musicians and another (Flaminia) was a singer in private circles.

Scarlatti, (Pietro) Alessandro (Gaspare) (b Palermo, May 2, 1660; d Naples, Oct 22, 1725)

Scarlatti, Anna Maria (b Palermo, Dec 8, 1661; d Naples, Dec 14, 1703)

Scarlatti, Melchiorra Brigida (b Palermo, Oct 5, 1663; d Naples, Dec 2, 1736)

Scarlatti, Francesco (Antonio Nicola) (b Palermo, Dec 5, 1666...

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Subjects: Baroque Music ; Music of the Classical Period

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