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Precious Instruments Illustrious Names

A unique event of its kind that recounts and connects four centuries of stringed-instrument making and collecting, of music and musicians, of nobility and patronage.historical and cultural journey through the 17th to the 20th centuries, in which the protagonists are thirty invaluable musical instruments, some on public show for the first time, that once belonged to musicians of international fame or to prominent members of the nobility.
These are musical instruments of the highest artistic craftsmanship, made by prominent and universally-recognised luthiers.
This exhibition gives an insight into the profound cultural importance of music at the courts of some of the continent's major monarchies. several instruments are linked to the patronage of Queens of the House of Savoy, from Maria Cristina to Margaret, the Palace of Venaria was the ideal place for the reciprocal enhancement of the prestigious exhibition site and the notable artistic heritage presented.

An extraordinary opportunity to “see music” though a glance at our past, to prepare for an excellent future.

Preziosi Strumenti, Illustri Personaggi
Liuteria e Musica tra Seicento e Novecento in Europa

Instruments, Illustrious Names
Lutherie and Music between Seventeenth and Twentieth centuries in Europe

Giovanni Accornero

Book details:
408 pages, size 24 x 34 cm, bound with hard cover
Dual-language edition: English and Italian

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250,00 Euro + shipping

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