Tomaso Albinoni

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Albinoni, Tomaso

(älbēnô`nē), 1671–1751, Italian violinist and composer. He wrote more than 50 operas, 40 cantatas, and instrumental works of many kinds. His orchestral music was admired by Bach, who used several of Albinoni's themes in his own compositions. Albinoni's surviving works include violin concertos, trio sonatas, and oboe concertos.
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Most telling in this respect was the addition of words to the Italian baroque composer Tomasso Albinoni''s Adagio Official guests were classical electro-quartet Escala, whose power-dressed equine stomping with instruments which looked like they''d been sculpted by Henry Moore, provided a sassy prelude, somewhat over-long and over loud until the more acoustically gentle addition of guitarist George Peguero.