• What does Vivaldi mean by "I Solisti Veneti"?
  • What does the title mean?

There doesn't seem to be a translation I could find of.

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    Not really certain this is on topic here... – Doktor Mayhem Nov 5 '14 at 20:58
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    A quick search in the Wiktionary seems to indicate it simply means “The Soloists from [Veneto][en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veneto]”. – Édouard Nov 5 '14 at 22:30
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    While this is a well-known ensemble busily playing and recording Vivaldi, I'm not aware of Vivaldi himself using that term - do you have a source? – guidot Nov 6 '14 at 7:24
  • No, sorry @guidot. – Phil Dec 1 '14 at 12:23

According to my Italian colleague it means (as Édouard commented):

The (=I) soloists (=solisti, regular [but somewhat unexpected, since one has to know, that the gender of the word is male] plural from solista) from Veneto (i. e. the region, from which Venice is the capital).

  • good translation - I'll get rid of my attempt, which I guess was close but no cigar. – Doktor Mayhem Nov 6 '14 at 14:54
  • Why “irregular plural”? All derived substantives in -ista (which works for both males and females) naturally go -isti (or -iste when feminine), e.g. il/la violinista - i violinisti / le violiniste, l’apprendista - gli apprendisti / le apprendiste... – giobrach Dec 30 '17 at 16:59
  • @giobrach: Your examples as well as the sparse profile data let me assume, that Italian is you mother tongue. Is my edit more correct? – guidot Dec 30 '17 at 23:58
  • Yes, that’s better! – giobrach Dec 31 '17 at 10:14

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