Schanz the instrument of the Princes

Art and music in the nineteenth century Milan at the time of Cristina Trivulzio Archinto

Schanz the instrument of the Princes

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Schanz the instrument of the Princes
Appendix 1 to the catalogue In search of lost sounds

Art and music in the nineteenth century Milan at the time of Cristina Trivulzio Archinto

Authors: Fernando Mazzocca, Grant O’Brien , Giovanni Paolo Di Stefano, Lavinia Galli, Andreina Bazzi

In Schanz the instrument of the Princes, appendix 1 to the catalogue In search of lost sounds, an important instrument by Johann Schanz, belonged to Cristina Archinto Trivulzio and now part of Fernanda Giulini collection, is presented. The themes of art and music, already main topics in the catalogue, are carried on in this new publication, which is dedicated to the Viennese constructor Johann Schanz, and in the meantime it is a study of Milan in the eighteen century. Grant O’Brien has cured the organologic sheet of the instrument, Giovanni Paolo Di Stefano the history of Schanz in Italy. Fernando Mazzocca wrote the essay on both the art collection and the passion for music of Archinto and Trivulzio families, Lavinia Galli and Andreina Bazzi proposed two essays respectively on the relationship between Trivulzio family and Poldi Pezzoli Museum and on the family crest that places the Archintos among the most important families in Milan history. This volume is the first of a series of monographs on the main keyboard instrument makers. This publication contains a DVD, with pieces of the classic Vienneses – Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert – The pieces are performed on a fortepiano by Schanz and are accompanied by images, synthesis of art and music.

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