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Artemio versari Collection

Luca Olzer - Discovering an anonymous instrument built in Brescia in the seventeenth century
The violin from the Brescia school exhibited in the church of San Giacomo di Rialto in Venice is one of the oldest instruments in the “Artemio Versari” collection. The simple and not very refined workmanship, with the second choice woods do not affect its great attraction: in fact, we have in front of us a very rare example of a violin from the Brescia school, perhaps the only one that can be admired publicly in Italy, which contributes to increasing further the aura of mystery that surrounds violin making in Brescia in the seventeenth century.

(PHOTO by Monica Condini - Monique foto) A violin without a name [.pdf - 1.6 MB]
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  • Le fotografie degli strumenti del Museo della Musica sono di Claudio Mazzolari
  • La fotografia dell'interno della Chiesa di San Maurizio è di Fabio Vivalda