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Maestro

<WORD ID="MAESTRO"> MAESTRO </WORD>

In Italy, the title maestro, meaning "master," is commonly used to address teachers, as well as composers, instrumentalists, singers, and conductors. In English-speaking countries, the term has taken on a somewhat lofty flavor and is used almost exclusively to address or refer to conductors.


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