Antonio Vandini

Born: c. 1690

Died: c. 1775

Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Antonio (Lotavio) Vandini, a close friend of Giuseppe Tartini, was a cellist and composer. He was first violoncellistof the Capella directed by the Arca del Santo at the basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, where Tartini was first violinist and concertmaster. Together the violinist and 'cellist went in 1723 to join the service of count Kinsky at Prague, where they remained three years. Italian critics called his manner of playing and his expression "parlante"—he understood how to make his instrument speak. Vandini was still living in Padua in 1770. The year of his death is unknown.

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