On 14 September Cremona’s long-awaited Museo del Violino finally opens its doors. This map, made at the time of Andrea Amati’s death, gives a vivid impression of the streets and layout of the city, most of which remained unchanged until long after Stradivari died. All the great Cremonese makers lived at one time or another in the central part of the city. The coat of arms is that of the Spanish Royal House, which ruled Cremona throughout most of the classical period.
Cremona map 1580 poster
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Buy the December 2017 issue of The Strad. Includes focus on Stradivari’s final years and the turbulent social and political times in Cremona from 1702 to 1737.
Plus Renaud Capuçon on teaching; Steven Isserlis’ trench cello; double bassist Barry Guy; Dragonetti’s Gasparo da Salò bass and its seismic effect on English luthiery; Trondheim Chamber Music Festival; an 1856 violin by Giuseppe Rocca; luthiers David Finck and Eric Benning; exercises to release tension and improve movement; Daniel Müller-Schott on Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto
We talk to the Doric Quartet about bows and recordings, and get tips on making arrangements of non-classical works. Anne-Sophie Mutter tells us her Sentimental Work there’s a Beethoven Masterclass and we look back on Henryk Szeryng’s playing career. Plus, the fall and rise of violin making in Hungary.