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Alessandro Scarlatti

1660 - 1725

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Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti (2 May 1660 – 22 October 1725) was an Italian Baroque composer, known especially for his operas and chamber cantatas. He is considered the most important representative of the Neapolitan school of opera. Nicknamed by his contemporaries "the Italian Orpheus", he divided his career between Naples and Rome, where he received his training; a significant part of his works was composed for the papal city. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alessandro Scarlatti has received more than 464,650 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Alessandro Scarlatti is the 70th most popular composer, the 281st most popular biography from Italy (down from 260th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Italian Composer.

Alessandro Scarlatti is most famous for his operas.

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Among composers, Alessandro Scarlatti ranks 70 out of 1,216Before him are Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, John Williams, Alexander Scriabin, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Charles Gounod, and Vangelis. After him are Alexander Borodin, Johann Pachelbel, Anton Webern, Josquin des Prez, Jules Massenet, and Dieterich Buxtehude.

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Among people born in 1660, Alessandro Scarlatti ranks 3Before him are Daniel Defoe and George I of Great Britain. After him are Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, André Campra, Johann Joseph Fux, Hans Sloane, Veronica Giuliani, Johann Kuhnau, Andreas Schlüter, and Johann Patkul. Among people deceased in 1725, Alessandro Scarlatti ranks 2Before him is Peter the Great. After him are Mahmud Hotak, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Arai Hakuseki, Christian August of Saxe-Zeitz, René de Froulay de Tessé, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani, José Benito de Churriguera, and Jonathan Wild.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Alessandro Scarlatti ranks 281 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Alexander I (100), Pope Fabian (200), Catiline (-109), Marsilio Ficino (1433), Paolo Uccello (1475), and Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700). After him are Pierre Cardin (1922), Benvenuto Cellini (1500), Pope Adrian II (792), Giambattista Vico (1668), Cosimo de' Medici (1389), and Bonaventure (1221).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Alessandro Scarlatti ranks 15Before him are Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710). After him are Nino Rota (1911), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), and Jacopo Peri (1561).