The Life You Give: Alessandro Scarlatti *1660

Alessandro Scarlatti, born Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, May 2, 1660, Palermo, Sicily, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies [now in Italy], was a composer of operas and religious works.Scarlatti was sent to Rome at about the age of 12; there he met Bernardo Pasquini, by whom he was greatly influenced. The first of his 115 operas,… Continue reading The Life You Give: Alessandro Scarlatti *1660

You have to believe in yourself…

You have to believe in yourself. If not, change profession.Rodion Shchedrin (*1932) in conversation with Martha Argerich in 2011, during a rehearsal of “Romantic Offering” — double concerto for piano, violoncello, and orchestra — with Argerich (piano), and Mischa Maisky (cello).