The Cozio Carteggio

The Cozio Carteggio takes its name from Count Cozio’s notebooks, which form the first historical record of fine instruments and their makers. Each week, the Carteggio publishes features about the string world, from expert commentary on historic instruments and bows, to interviews with musicians and analysis of the string market. Contributors include Carlo Chiesa, John Dilworth, Philip J. Kass, Dmitry Gindin, Pierre Guillaume, Paul Childs, Alessandra Barabaschi and many other experts.

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François-Louis Pique, part 2

Pique’s mature work shows how he adapted his style to satisfy the new craze for Stradivari instruments in Paris

By Sylvette Milliot

In part 1 we discussed the early career of this Parisian luthier, who lived in a politically troubled era under three different successive regimes: the Revolution, the Empire and the Restoration. But he also worked at a time during which French lutherie was completely transformed, as we shall see. At the beginning of the 19th […]

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