The biggest orchestra of angels ever frescoed
Best wishes from Saronno and Gaudenzio Ferrari!
At the beginning of December, we took the chance to visit Santa Maria dei Miracoli in Saronno.
We long postponed this visit, even though Saronno is on the road when we go to Rivolta to buy our woods. That sort of recurring “oh, we are right here… but we’re in a rush today, let’s do it next time, we’ll be back soon”.
Well, the frescoes of Gaudenzio Ferrari here are astonishing. No wonder they are mentioned in all the organological books. There are 56 different musical instruments depicted between 1535 and 1545.
We can’t imagine anything better than this orchestra of angels to wish you all a Merry Xmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2023!
Ps: You may notice that the majority of instruments has an upper hand bow grip, with the pinky below the stick!
Updates from our workshop
With calm and joy, we are bringing on the making of our two new da spalla cellos.
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Featured video of the week
This newly released video presents the first movement of a sonata officially attributed to Alessandro Scarlatti, but the interpreter, cellist Ludovico Takeshi Minasi, has doubts not only about the attribution but also about all the movements being originally part of the same composition. However, this is beautiful music that would well suit our instrument. Enjoy!