I’ve updated this blog to a newer version of WordPress and a different appearance. Meanwhile, its patron saint, Domenico Scarlatti, has had his 250th death anniversary. Daniele Dell’Agli’s well-informed and thoughtful essay about this great composer had been rejected by all major german-language papers, thereby providing justification for its author’s low opinion of the german „feuilleton“. In the end it was Perlentaucher’s Thierry Chervel again who not only published the text but also paid an unexpected royalty for it. May all his enemies wither.