pietro locatelli

Locatelli

[loh-kuh-tel-ee; Italian law-kah-tel-lee]
noun
Pietro [pee-ey-troh; Italian pye-traw] , 1695–1764, Italian violinist and composer.
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pietro locatelli

Italian violinist and composer, one of the first great violinists who practiced virtuosity for virtuosity's sake, thereby extending the technical vocabulary of the violin. He is perhaps best known for his L'Arte del violino, a group of 12 violin concerti issued with 24 capriccios ad libitum for solo violin.

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