Domenico Scarlatti was an Italian composer who lived in the 1700s. He is best known for his keyboard music, which he wrote for the harpsichord and the piano. Scarlatti’s keyboard music is characterized by its use of melody and harmony. It is often compared to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
He is best known for his keyboard sonatas, which are among the most important works of piano literature. Scarlatti was largely self-taught as a composer, and his style was heavily influenced by the Spanish music.
In 1733, Scarlatti was appointed as the maestro di cappella at the royal chapel in Madrid, Spain. He held this position for the next 20 years until he passed away.