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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Santo Serafin cello, Venice, 1740

Featuring extravagant materials and meticulous workmanship, this cello is a typically fine example of Serafin’s mature work

By Stefan Hersh

Among the great 18th-century Venetian instrument makers, Santo Serafin (1699–1776) was the most refined craftsman...

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