Sunday, July 11, 2010

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713).
They called him the first fiddler. Certainly the first fiddler to play a special violin that isn't special anymore but merely common and he is responsible for changing that: changing an item from special to not, and that is one thing that makes him famous. Died of playing the wrong notes for the king.
- Deb Orlin Unferth, "Minute Lives of Great Composers", from Minor Robberies

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