Wednesday 26 September 2018

Somewhere for the Weekend: Cremona Musica

Cremona Musica
Cremona Musica
This weekend, 28 to 30 September 2018, Cremona Musica takes place, an exhibition devoted to musical instruments in Cremona, Italy, a town renowned since the 17th century for its violin making (as well as being the place where Monteverdi was born). It is a must for anyone interested in hand-crafted instruments.

This year there are over 320 exhibitors and over 160 events at the exhibition, and it is not just violins there is a 'Piano Experience' and an 'Acoustic Guitar Village'. Performers will include Maxim Vengerov, Boris Berman, Louis Lortie and many others. The event takes place at the Cremona Exhibition Centre.

One of the interesting features this year is an exhibition and conference devoted to the acoustic-guitar making dynasty of Hauser. The concert guitar Hermann Hauser Sr. built for Andrés Segovia is now kept at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York and Segovia, in the 1950s, called it "the best guitar of our times". At Cremona, there will be an exhibition of historic Hauser guitars as well as a conference. There will also be a homage to Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, with a masterclass about the music of the Florentine composer, plus performances of Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Quintetto op. 143 and a selection of Caprichos de Goya op.195.

Full information from Cremona Musica

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