Mozart and Scarlatti: Fathers and Sons
Musical talent runs in the family, and the Mozart and Scarlatti families are a case in point. The Scarlattis (Alessandro and Domenico) were both primarily vocal composers, working in the church and operatic circles, even though the son is primarily remembered for his ground-breaking keyboard works. The centerpiece of this concert is Domenico Scarlatti’s 10-part Stabat Mater; it will be joined by Leopold Mozart’s Mass in C (mistakenly attributed for decades to Wolfgang), Alessandro Scarlatti’s Magnificat, and Wolfgang Mozart’s Venite populi. Members of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra join St. Martin’s singers for this celebration of familial music-making.