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Domenico Gabrielli

Baroque-era Bologna, possibly due to the contemporaneous invention of wire-wound cello strings for the reason that town, became a pioneer in producing idiomatically virtuosic compositions for cello that challenged the hegemony of violin music. Domenico Gabrielli, whose nickname “Mingéin dal viulunzèl” means the tiny Domenico from the cello, in Bolognese …

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