Abaco, Evaristo Felice Dall', born at Verona, July 12, 1675, a famous violinist and composer. After some years' sojourn in Modena, from 1696 to about 1701, he went to Munich, and entered the band of the Elector Max Emanuel as Kammermusiker, in April 1704. After the disaster of Höchstadt he accompanied the Court to Brussels, and on the restoration of the government in 1715 was appointed Concert-meister.
A selection of twenty compositions from opp. 1-4, edited by Adolf Sandberger, forms the first volume of Denkmäler Deutscher Tonkunst (zweite Folge, Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Bayern) (1900). The memoir prefixed to this volume gives a detailed account of Dall' Abaco's career; he died July 12, 1742.