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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Cappa cello

Gioffredo Cappa, part 2

A close examination of Cappa’s instruments reveals an Amati aesthetic blended with stylistic elements from his Piedmontese colleagues

By Julian Hersh

Gioffredo Cappa’s output represents one of the high points in the long and illustrious history of Piedmontese violin making. This is not purely due to its bold conception, but also because his instruments have proved to be worthy concert tools for musicians...

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