Padre Antonio Soler

Antoni Soler i Ramos

1729 (Olot, Spain) – 1783 (El Escorial)

Soler got to know Scarlatti in his early twenties, when both were based at El Escorial. It is generally understood that Soler studied with Scarlatti; he certainly referred to himself as Scarlatti’s disciple, and is regarded as his most important one. He corresponded with Martini about Martini’s controversial (in its day) treatise on harmony.