Tune of the Day: Sonata in D major
Domenico Scarlatti was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. He is classified as a Baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style. His influential 555 sonatas were almost all written for the harpsichord, with a few exceptions for chamber ensemble or organ.
Wendy Carlos's top-selling album The Well-Tempered Synthesizer is certainly responsible for the growing popularity of sonata L. 164 during the 2nd half of the 20th century. If you haven't listened to it yet, you really should, because it's simply astounding.