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Cremona Violin Museum

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Fondazione
Museo del Violino
Antonio Stradivari
Cremona
Room 1 - The origins of the violin
How and when did the violin come into being? Which
instruments preceded it? What determined the appearance of
the new instrument and its success over time? The phases
leading to the birth of the violin are presented and its spread
over northern Italy and into the most important European
courts, in particular in France at the time of Catherine de’
Medici.
Room 2 - The violinmaker’s workshop
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How is a violin made? How many and what are the parts it is
composed of? What materials are used and what tools and
techniques? The room looks at the technical aspects of
making a violin from the tree to the finished instrument.
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Room 3 - The spread of the violin
When did the violin spread over Europe and the world?
Starting from where? Which nations have been the most
active in violinmaking and for how long? A historical view of
the spread of the violin throughout the world is presented
starting from the early 16th to the 20th century. Excerpts from
important concerts performed by famous 20th century violinists
can be seen and heard in the listening room.
Entrance Museum
Room 5 - The treasure box
The most important instruments belonging to the Town Hall of
Cremona and made by the great classical Cremonese
masters are displayed in this room. They include famous
instruments by Antonio Stradivari, among which “Il Cremonese”
violin (1715), and others by various members of the Amati’s
and Guarneri’s.
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Room 6 - The objects belonging to Stradivari
How did Antonio Stradivari make his instruments? What tools did he use? What technique?
We can answer these questions thanks to the more than 700 objects, including drawings,
moulds and tools, passed down to us directly from Antonio Stradivari’s workshop, most of
which were donated to the Town Hall of Cremona in 1930 by the violinmaker Giuseppe
Fiorini. Study stations are set up for digitized viewing of all the objects and files on the
instruments on display.
Room 4 - Classical Cremonese violinmaking
How did the great classical Cremonese school of violinmaking
develop? Who were the main figures and what was the
context in which they worked? Why are Stradivari’s instruments
famous all over the world? The room presents an introduction
to the history of Cremonese violinmaking and the activities of
the famous violinmaking families.
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Room 3: The spread of the violin
Room 5: The treasure box
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Room 7 - The twilight and rebirth of violinmaking
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Did the Cremonese violinmaking tradition die after Stradivari? Or did it
develop without interruption to present times? How was the Stradivari myth
of the 1900s created? Where can you learn to be a violinmaker today in
Cremona? The hall is dedicated to the events of Cremonese violinmaking
from the late 1700s to the early 1900s when, among other things, the
Violinmaking School was founded.
Room 8 - The Triennial violinmaking competitions
Since 1976 a triennial international competition held in Cremona,
now organized by the Fondazione Stradivari, has awarded prizes
to the best modern instruments selected by a jury composed of
violinmakers and musicians.
The Permanent Collection of Contemporary Violinmaking brings together
in this hall the winning violins, violas, cellos and double basses from the
last 13 editions. Thanks to a multimedia station it is possible to know the
measurements and construction details of each instrument and read notes
on the author and the Jury that awarded the prize. Also displayed are the
photographs and biographies of the professional violinmakers currently working
in Italy, divided by region, with Cremona in the lead for number and variety.
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Room 9 - friends of Stradivari
Since 2009 the Fondazione Stradivari has promoted the “friends of Stradivari” network, a
worldwide web of people who play, collect, study or simply love the old Cremonese stringed
instruments. Within this cultural project, violins made by Stradivari, Amati and Guarneri belonging
to public and private collections are temporarily displayed in Cremona where they can be admired
and listened to in moving and unique concerts.
Room 4: Classical Cremonese violinmaking
Photo above: Room 9 friends of Stradivari
Photo below: Performances and conferences room
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Fondazione
Museo del Violino
Antonio Stradivari
Cremona
Palazzo dell’Arte
Piazza Marconi, 5
26100 Cremona - Italy
Tel (+ 39) 0372 801801
Fax (+39) 0372 801888
[email protected]
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An indissoluble and ancient link exists between Cremona and
violinmaking.... The opening of the Violin Museum (MdV) adds
a splendid new page to this long history and presents an
important structure to the international community that will
serve as a museum, auditorium and research centre.
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the fascinating world of Cremonese string instruments and the artisans who made them. The thematic visits and programmes are based around
itineraries differentiated by age and skill level, allowing everyone to discover the pleasure of learning though fun and enjoyable activities.
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Workshops and education The MdV offers a wide range of educational activities and workshops for children and teenagers, who can explore
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
Ticket Office: Tel (+39) 0372 080809
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with a touch of magic about them. A special multimedia itinerary will reveal the fascinating skill of the violin maker, who today, just as in the past, is able
to take wood and varnishes prepared with special alchemy and draw from them a sound as sweet, melodious and expressive as the human voice.
Because of their excellent sound. At the Museo del Violino, it is possible to hear – live – the voices of these masterpieces, entrusted to the expert hands
of skilled soloists, offering visitors an experience of intense and unforgettable poetry. Booking essential.
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Children At the Museo del Violino, even the youngest visitors can discover the world of precious and unusual musical instruments and curious objects
Performances on historical violins Why do the world’s most famous musicians choose instruments made by Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati?
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the world of string instruments, allowing them to develop their own modular, flexible itineraries. As sensory experiences and the transmission of
knowledge intersect, both laypeople and expert connoisseurs will find new material and new inspiration for further investigation. The audioguide is
provided free at the entrance, and specialist guides are available upon request, if booked in advance.
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Audioguides and guided tours A detailed audioguide and multimedia stations in every room will accompany visitors along their journey through
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in Cremona directly through the great master violinmakers and
their instruments: Andrea Amati and his descendants; Antonio
Stradivari; Giuseppe Guarneri “del Gesù” and his family;
Lorenzo Storioni and Francesco Rugeri. No other museum in
Europe can boast such an important and complete display of
string instruments from the school of Cremona. The 19th and
20th centuries are documented through the work of
the greatest Italian violinmakers of the time and
the winners of the Triennial Competition, while in a
series of dedicated spaces, the museum also pays
significant tribute to contemporary violinmakers.
Multimedia installations and a wealth of
documentary displays allow everyone – from
children to the most expert visitors – to enjoy an
exciting and enthralling visit in which history and
instruments, fragrances, sounds and images
converge to give shape to stories, dreams and
emotions.
In the foreground, a work of the sculptor Helidon Xhixha in Piazza Marconi
A general view of the “Giovanni Arvedi” Auditorium in the MdV-Museo del Violino
The culture of excellence, which from its early steps has guided the
realization of the Violin Museum, is perfectly synthesized in the
Giovanni Arvedi Auditorium. The Auditorium, the only one of its kind
and the outstanding result of a daring and modern project, was
coordinated by the architects Giorgio Palù and Michele Bianchi with the
support of the acoustical engineer Yasuhisa Toyota for the optimization
of the acoustics, and reaffirms and exalts Cremona’s role at an
international level as the capital of violinmaking and music.
The guiding principle of the construction was the desire to offer each
one of the 460 audience members an immersive and completely
absorbing experience. From the structural elements to the design of the
fittings and furnishings, from the acoustic solutions to logistical
decisions, everything has been carefully studied in order to reach the
highest possible finished standards. The excellence is not fuelled only
by engineering skill and sophisticated calculations, but also by a
profound sensitivity and an artisanal quest for perfection, tracing a
direct and perceptible line of continuity back to the skill and capacity for
innovation expressed by Cremona’s great violin-making masters.
The geometry of the spaces brings together soft volumes; sinuous lines
chase each other and draw an organic sculpture which expresses the
spreading of sound waves. The hall’s particular architecture presents
a final suggestion: the stage is at the centre of the scene, the
audience “wrapped round” the musicians and the dialogue that is
created between audience and players produces strong empathy and
allows a new experience, of an intensity and quality of feeling
noticeably higher than that of the classical concert concept.
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