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Gagliano, famous family of violin makers in Naples. Alessandro Gagliano, who worked from 1695 to 1725, was a pupil of Stradivari, and he, as well as his sons Nicola Gagliano (1695–1758) and Gennaro Gagliano (1700–1788), followed largely the Stradivari model. The instruments of Ferdinando Gagliano (c. 1724–81), a son of Nicola, exhibit less skillful workmanship than those of the older members of the family

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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