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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Giuseppe Rocca, the ‘ex-Maud Powell’

The 1856 Rocca violin owned by Maud Powell, which was recently sold by Tarisio by private sale

By Jason Price

Two models dominated Giuseppe Rocca’s output for most of his independent career, the 1716 ‘Messiah’ Stradivari and the 1742 ‘Alard’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’. Rocca undoubtedly chose these models because he was able to have the original instruments in hand and to study them after becoming acquainted with Luigi Tarisio in around 1842–43...

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