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. The articles are curated by Tarisio's founder, expert and director, Jason Price and feature the frequent participation of Carlo Chiesa, John Dilworth, Philip J. Kass, Dmitry Gindin, Pierre Guillaume, Paul Childs, Alessandra Barabaschi and other experts.

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Latest Feature

Carlo Bergonzi: the 1733 ‘Tschudi, Martzy’, Part Two

The 1733 ‘Tschudi, Martzy’ is one of only a dozen or so Bergonzi violins with an original label. Close examination uncovers some unconventional aspects of the label’s format and reveals some important details hidden in its typography.

By Jason Price

In 1733 Cremona was home to three master violin makers: Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ and Carlo Bergonzi. The Stradivari workshop was by then world-famous and Guarneri was the third generation in a family of successful makers, but Bergonzi was the first in his family to take up the craft. He had no famous parentage […]


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