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Geminiani, Francesco

Geminiani, Francesco fränchās´kō jāmēnyä´nē [key], 1687–1762, Italian composer and violinist pupil of Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti. He immigrated (c.1730) to the British Isles, settling in Ireland, where he gave concerts and taught. In addition he composed music and wrote several works on violin technique that preserve the style and technique of Corelli. His Art of Playing the Violin (1751) was the first work of its kind for the violin.

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