Locatelli, Pietro (pyĕˈtrō lōkätĕlˈlē) [key], 1695–1764, Italian violinist and composer. Much of his life was spent in Amsterdam, where he died. An outstanding virtuoso, he wrote studies and caprices designed to display his great technical skill, as well as concertos and sonatas of solid musical value.
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