free style of composition. His works display the vivacity, grace, and ornamentation of the rococo, and at the same time show boundless invention and originality. Scarlatti is widely considered to be the founder of modern keyboard technique.
See biography of Alessandro by E. J. Dent (1905, new ed. 1960) biography of Domenico by R. Kirkpatrick (1953, rev. ed. 1968) S. Sitwell, A Background for Domenico Scarlatti (1935, repr. 1970).
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