Pietro Domenico Paradisi (Pier Domenico Paradies)
1707 – 1791
An important Italian composer, harpsichordist and teacher, Pietro Domenico Paradisi was born in Naples. Paradisi was a student of Nicola Porpora. In 1746 Paradisi settled in London, where he became famous as a teacher of harpsichord and singing. His students included Gertrud Elisabeth Mara. In 1770 Paradisi returned to Italy. Paradisi’s musical style was greatly influenced by Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti.