Scarlatti And Corelli - Music For A Bourbon

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In 1702, the 19-year-old Philip V of Spain came from his native France to Naples for a month.

For this occasion, the Neopolitan based composer Alessandro Scarlatti was joined by the other great Italian composer of the day, Arcangelo Corelli, with mixed results! On the 350th anniversary of Scarlatti's birth, Catherine Bott explores the stories that surround the music and entertainments put on for this occasion.

Exploring the music and entertainments put on for Philip V of Spain in Naples in 1702.