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. They include expert commentary on historic instruments and bows, interviews with leading musicians and analysis of the string market. Contributors include Jason Price, Carlo Chiesa, John Dilworth, Philip J. Kass, Dmitry Gindin, Pierre Guillaume, Paul Childs, Alessandra Barabaschi and many other experts.

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Latest Feature

Capicchioni and Fracassi, part 2

The instruments of Capicchioni and Fracassi, alongside other less well-known makers from their area, reveal the wide range of styles that existed in 20th-century Romagna

By Dmitry Gindin

Much of Marino Capicchioni’s career ran parallel to those of his close contemporaries, Simone Sacconi and Ansaldo Poggi, two giants of late-modern Italian violin making. Along with Sacconi and Poggi, his mature work represents the penultimate chapter in traditional modern Italian lutherie. This chapter included a few other fine makers in Milan, Genoa and Mantua, […]


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