Quartettino

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These are program notes from our May 28, 2017 concert.

Scarlatti’s Quartettino.

Alessandro Scarlatti was an Italian Baroque composer, especially famous for his operas and chamber cantatas. He is considered the founder of the Neapolitan school of opera. He also wrote a small number of instrumental works–including the Quartettino written for three alto recorders and continuo. It was found in the Santini Library, located in Münster, in Westphalia, Germany.  Abbote Fortunato Santini, who was born in 1778 and died in 1862, was ...

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