Domenico Scarlatti was one of the most imaginative and original composers of the 18th century. Sometime after 1719 Domenico moved to Portugal in the service of the Portuguese royal family. From there he moved to Spain with his patroness, where he spent the rest of his life.
Portugal and Spain were relatively isolated from European musical culture in this time. Ironically, Scarlatti's location in these countries allowed him to escape many of the conventional influences of his native Italy. As a result, his sonatas are rich with Iberian influences.
Archguitar Duo III's Latin flavor culminates in the widely-known Bach masterpiece “The Italian Concerto.”
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