Sight Reading Scarlatti Sonata in A Major, K 208

Sonata in A Major
K 208

Composer: Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757)

Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757) wrote 555 solo keyboard sonatas throughout his career. Circulated irregularly in his lifetime, these are now recognized as a significant contribution which pushed the musical and technical standards of keyboard music. Though born in Naples, Scarlatti followed his pupil the Princess María Bárbára to Madrid where he lived for the final 28 years of his life. The Spanish influence pervades many of the sonatas. Today many of his sonatas are arranged for classical guitar. Sonata in A Major (K 208) with tempo Adagio e cantabile, is arranged for guitar and is selected as one of RCM (The Royal Conservatory of Music) level 8 repertoire.