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  • n. Plural form of obbligato.


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  • With excellent soloists, led by Martin Lattke as the Evangelist, the result is a wonderfully flexible and dramatically vivid account, constantly illuminated by the obbligatos from the Gewandhaus wind, particularly the outstanding principal trumpet.

    Bach: Christmas Oratorio - Dresden Chamber Choir/Leipzig Gewandhaus O/Chailly - review

  • His guests literally phoned in their vocals, thanks to some new technology too boring to go into; no one hearing Luther Vandross or Gloria Estefan parroting back Sinatra's lines, singing along in cold unison or trite harmony and overlaying scatty obbligatos could mistake these electronic artifacts for true collaborations.

    Too Much Togetherness?

  • The choral interludes were very striking, with Lydian obbligatos for the flute — what, in those days when it was newer, we used to call belly-music.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • The _obbligatos_ in his symphonies are a very different matter; they go beyond accepted technical boundaries.

    Violin Mastery Talks with Master Violinists and Teachers

  • Barty managed to escape any more meals in the Casa Veronese, but took Marianina for one or two pleasant walks, and told her stories and sang to her in the grenier, while she improvised for him clever little obbligatos on her fiddle.

    The Martian

  • Then there were more solos and duets, with obbligatos for the violin.

    The Martian

  • Trumpeter Chris Botti was on hand delivering his trademark relaxed obbligatos in three numbers.

  • There were excellent instrumental obbligatos by flutist Robin McKee, oboist William Bennett and especially Russ deLuna on the oboe d'amore.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • A guitarist named Harry W Polk contributed wonderfully inventive obbligatos and solos, sounding somewhat like Django Reinhardt one moment, Lonnie Johnson the next, and the pianist (probably Donald Thomas, Carr's accompanist at the time) demonstrated a deep knowledge of jazz, especially in his use of advanced chord substitutions behind her on "Our Father", a number she'd penned with J W Alexander following a programme in West Virginia.

    Cross Rhythms

  • Husband and wife often appeared together in concert, and several of Gluck’s recordings feature Zimbalist’s violin obbligatos.

    Alma Gluck.


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