Castrucci, Pietro

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Castrucci, Pietro (b Rome, 1679; d Dublin, 1752). It. violinist, pupil of Corelli. Settled in London 1715 becoming leader of Handel's opera orch. until 1737. Invented ‘violetta Marina’ for which instr. Handel wrote solos in Orlando and Sosarme. Went to Dublin 1750.

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