Alessandro Scarlatti - late 17th Century

from My Musical Life, page 331:

CORELLI'S interview with another illustrious professor was far from fortunate. He seems at Naples to have met SCARLATTI and played one of his adagios in C major instead of C minor. On discovering his error, he was so much annoyed, that he left the town immediately. He was very sensitive to rivalry, and had the mortification like most great executive musicians who go on too long to see younger artists preferred to himself.

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Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 331. accessed: 14 April, 2024


Alessandro Scarlatti

Listening to

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Adagio in C minor
written by Alessandro Scarlatti
performed by Arcangelo Corelli

Experience Information

Date/Time late 17th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:25:41 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:24:10 +0100