Portrait of a viola player, by Hezekiah of Vezzano, 16th century, Louvre Museum.
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Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminars
Director: Pedro Memelsdorff
and the art of Italian diminuition
Master classes by Paolo Pandolfo
Venice, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 2–6 November 2022
The seminar will address the technique of the viola bastarda―an instrument some of whose most important luthiers’ workshops were located in Venice ― as described or alluded to in treatises and repertories printed in Venice such as Il vero modo di diminuir by Girolamo Dalla Casa (Venice, 1584); Mottetti, madrigali et canzoni francesi by Giovanni Bassano (Venice, 1591), Passaggi per potersi essercitare nel diminuire terminatamente con ogni sorte di istromenti by Riccardo Rognoni (Venice, 1592), or Alcune opere di diversi auttori a diverse voci, passaggiate principalmente per la viola bastarda (Venice, 1626).
The call is addressed to young viola players.
Deadline for applications: 15 July 2022
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