Category Archives: Lombardia

A Tale of Two Italian Cities

Appearing within a week of each other in late 2021, two articles in the New York Times featured the Italian cities of Brescia in the Lombardy region and Trieste in the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region.  Each city was highlighted for its different … Continue reading

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I suoni di silenzio

Nei secoli XVII e XVIII, i più celebrati liutai di tutti i tempi lavoravano a Cremona in Italia.  I nomi di Amati, Guarneri, e soprattutto Stradivari definiscono l’eccellenza nella costruzione di strumenti a corde e l’apice della produzione sonora.  Come … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Silence

In the 17thand 18thcenturies, the most famous luthiers of all time worked in Cremona, Italy.  The names Amati, Guarneri, and especially Stradivari connote excellence in instrument making and the pinnacle of sound production.  But how Antonio Stradivari and the other … Continue reading

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