Cosa è il Cannone di Paganini?

Cosa è il Cannone di Paganini?

Cosa è il Cannone di Paganini?

Il celeberrimo violino – detto “il Cannone” – fu lo strumento prediletto del grande violinista Niccolò Paganini (Genova 1782 - Nizza 1840). ... Il violino fu costruito nel 1742 dal liutaio cremonese Bartolomeo Guarneri (16), detto "del Gesù" per l'uso di associare alla firma il segno della croce.

Why is the Paganini violin called Il Cannone?

  • Il Cannone is known for its resonance and power and is so deeply associated with Paganini that the violin is often known as simply Il Cannone, ex-Paganini. Niccolò Paganini’s exceptional virtuoso talent and his remarkable dexterity and flexibility accorded him an almost mythical and rather mystical reputation during his lifetime.

Who made the Cannone Guarnerius violin?

  • The ‘Il Cannone’ Guarnerius violin, 1743, was made by Giuseppe Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ of Cremona (). The violin acquired its name from the former owner and virtuoso Niccolò Paganini ().

What are the Il Cannone strings made of?

  • The Il Cannone E string, now available with a dedicated loop option, is made using a unique carbon steel, while the A, D and G strings build on a new, synthetic multi-filament core. The A string is wound with precision rolled aluminium flat wire and the D and G strings are wound with pure silver.

Does the cannon violin 'lose its voice?

  • Consensus regarding the sound of the ‘Cannon’ was very favorable when it was played by various soloists including Joshua Bell at the 1994 Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ Exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. This challenges the argument that a violin must be continually played or it will ‘lose its voice’.

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