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  • n. Plural form of cassation.


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  • Such 'cassations' occur almost daily, not because the

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • In the catalogue of his works there are no fewer than 175 compositions for the instrument ” namely, six duets for two barytons, twelve sonatas for baryton and violoncello, twelve divertimenti for two barytons and bass, and 125 divertimenti for baryton, viola and violoncello; seventeen so-called "cassations"; and three concertos for baryton, with accompaniment of two violins and bass.

    Joseph Haydn

  • His cassations, quartets and trios may be compared to a pure, clear stream of water, the surface now rippled by a gentle breeze from the south, and anon breaking into agitated billows, but without ever leaving its proper channel and appointed course.

    Joseph Haydn

  • I have begun various cassations [a kind of divertimento], so I have thus responded to your desire.

    The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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