Gio·van·ni Bat·tis·ta [jaw-vahn-nee baht-tees-tah] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni bɑtˈtis tɑ/, 1710–36, Italian composer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pergolesi

Historical Examples of pergolesi

  • It was a splendid edition, in score, of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater."

  • This brilliant genius, Pergolesi, died in 1736, at the age of twenty-six.

  • Should my line of action with regard to Pergolesi be dominated by my love or by my respect for his music?

    An Autobiography

    Igor Stravinsky

  • Went down after reading her letter, and played and sang the Gloria in Excelsis of Pergolesi, with all my soul.

    Hard Cash

    Charles Reade

  • (A piano starts playing in the adjoining room—an ancient lune, full of soft and solemn melody; the "Nina" of Pergolesi).

    Three Plays

    Luigi Pirandello

British Dictionary definitions for pergolesi



Giovanni Battista (dʒoˈvanni batˈtista). 1710–36, Italian composer: his works include the operetta La Serva padrona (1733) and the Stabat Mater (1736) for women's voices
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