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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Raffaele and Giuseppe Fiorini, part 1

Despite their apparently difficult relationship, Raffaele Fiorini and his son Giuseppe both had an important role to play in the revival of the Bologna school

By Dmitry Gindin and Roberto Regazzi

Much of Emilia-Romagna, of which Bologna is the largest city, was ruled by the Vatican’s Papal states from the early 16th century until the unification of Italy in around 1860. This beautiful city largely thrived through the medieval to the early Baroque periods. Despite economic decline during the later 17th and 18th centuries, it boasted a large population and by 1790 this had reached 72,000, making it second only to Rome among the Papal states of the period...


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