Dragonetti, Domenico

Dragonetti, Domenico dōmĕ´nēkō drägōnĕt´tē [key], 1763–1846, Italian double-bass virtuoso. He appeared in opera houses in Europe and after 1794 in concerts in England. He was a friend of Beethoven and Haydn and left to the British Library a large and valuable collection of manuscripts and old instruments.

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