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[ker-oo-bee-nee; Italian ke-roo-bee-nee] /ˌkɛr ʊˈbi ni; Italian ˌkɛ ruˈbi ni/
Maria Luigi Carlo Zenobio Salvatore
[mah-ree-ah loo-ee-jee kahr-law dze-naw-byaw sahl-vah-taw-re] /mɑˈri ɑ luˈi dʒi ˈkɑr lɔ dzɛˈnɔ byɔ ˌsɑl vɑˈtɔ rɛ/ (Show IPA),
1760–1842, Italian composer, especially of opera; in France after 1788. Unabridged
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  • A French translation of this letter was sent to Cherubini, but he returned no answer.

    Life of Beethoven Anton Schindler
  • In 1825 his father took him to Paris to consult Cherubini, as to his future.

  • Cherubini, fretted and irritated by his condition, retired for a time from the pursuit of his art, and devoted himself to flowers.

    Great Musical Composers George T. Ferris
  • Neither would he confer upon Cherubini the honor refused by Mehnl.

    The Empress Josephine Louise Muhlbach
  • For a great many years past no manager but myself has given performances of Cherubini's Medea.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II James H. Mapleson
  • He was received with great kindness by every one, but especially by Cherubini.

  • At this critical moment another kidnapped player thrust a violin in Cherubini's hands and persuaded him to yield.

  • The slight he received from Cherubini aroused popular sympathy for him.

    The Standard Cantatas George P. Upton
  • Posterity has scarcely endorsed Beethoven's dictum, but it is impossible to ignore the beauty of Cherubini's work.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • Where would they not go,” answered Cherubini, “led by such a hero as you?

    Great Musical Composers George T. Ferris
British Dictionary definitions for Cherubini


(Maria) Luigi (Carlo Zenobio Salvatore) (luˈiːdʒi). 1760–1842, Italian composer, noted particularly for his church music and his operas.
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