Andrea Amati and the birth of the violin
Exhibition curator and editor of the catalogue: Renato Meucci. Assistant and editorial co-ordinator: Paola Carlomagno. Scientific Committee: Charles Beare, Fausto Cacciatori, Maria Caraci Vela, Bruce Carlson, Carlo Chiesa, Elena Ferrari Barassi, Don Andrea Foglia, Andrea Mosconi e Giorgio Politi.
pages 181 exhibition,156 essays, 2 volumes,30,5×24,5cm
the catalogue relative to the Exhibition Andrea Amati and the birth of the violin 1505-2005 that took place in Cremona October 3-16, 2005, is divided in two volumes; the first refers to the exhibition and the second contains different essays. The first volume contains an article relative to the origins of violin making in Italy and is followed by some historical notes on Andrea Amati; a detailed analysis of the violin Charles IXmade by Amati in 1566; this volume contains color illustrations of the instruments on exhibition. The second volume contains different essays: Cremonese culture in the 16th century Music in the 16th century in Cremona the origins of the violin “from the fiddle to the violinand the violin consort in the 16th century