Publications

A practical and effective information brochure and leaflet sent to the maintenance and preservation of your instrument, do not forget the bow, designed and written by Michael Mecatti.

Francesco Giusiani, Manfred Gianpietro
2009

Short film made by Francesco Giusiana collaboration with Paul Sorgentone.

This video won first prize at the Festival Marzocco 2009, selected at the International Festival Sardinia, II and Special Mention award at the International Festival of Film Bresciello premium, "Lope" Festival International Documents d'Abruzzo.

Nuovo catalogo dell'Associazione Liuteria Toscana edito dalla nota CremonaBooks (www.cremonabooks.com) nel 2008 contenente foto di due strumenti tra i più significativi della liuteria toscana del 1700 (Antonio Gragnani - Livorno).

In più foto di strumenti dei liutai dell'associazione con rispettive biografie e recapiti.

P. Sorgentone e M. Mecatti
2008

The idea was that of starting a collection of posters of Tuscan violin making aiming to publicize the work of some of the less well known artists.

This poster realized by Paolo Sorgentone and Michele Mecatti and published by Cremonabooks contains the main mesuraments of the instrument.

The price is of € 10,00

Fabrizio Di Pietrantonio
2007

This catalogue, edited by Fabrizio Di Pierantonio, shows reproductions of a series of instruments constructed by members of the Tuscan Violin Makers’ Association (www.liuteriatoscana.org) in occasion of the “Homage” to Andrea Amati. The initiative took place on occasion of the Exhibition on the Opera Omnia of Andrea Amati for the court of king Carl IX of France, exposed in the Civic Museum of Cremona “Ala Ponzone”- Palazzo Affiatati – 5th -6th -7th October 2007.

This volume, showing the work of tuscan contemporary violin and bow makers, is offered in homage for those who buy the volume on the Tuscan violin makers of the 20th century.

Given the scarcity of historical documentation and photography on Tuscan violin making, we thought of trying to fill this emptiness by promoting a group research, using the contacts we had with different people and experts, starting form the 20th century but including also some authors active already in the 19th century.

P. Sorgentone e M.Mecatti
2007

The idea was that of starting a collection of posters of Tuscan violin making aiming to publicize the work of some of the less well known artists.

This catalogue of the Tuscan Violin Makers’ Association edited by the Cremonabooks (www.cremonabooks.com) in 2006 contains the photographs of the instruments of 16 violin makers and 1 bow maker, members of the association along with biographies and addresses.

This catalogue, edited by Cremonabooks in 2005 (www.cremonabooks.com) has accompanied two exhibitions: one in Badia di Corropoli – Teramo – from 15th to 22nd July 2005, the other in Montecatini Terme from 24th to 31th July 2005. The exhibition in Teramo was set up with the collaboration of the Tuscan Violin Makers’ Association and the cultural Association “Amadeus” of Teramo along with the patronage of the Comune of Corropoli, Association “Note in libertà” and the “Rotary International”.

Arezio e Fiorenzo Copertini
2005

This catalogue of the Tuscan Violin Makers’ Association (www.liuteriatoscana.org), edited by Claudio Arezio and Fiorenzo Copertini Amati, was published in 2005 with the financial contribution of the Tuscan Region and the collaboration of Artex.

Inside you will find 16 photographs of instruments of different Tuscan violin makers along with biographies.

 This documentary realized by Paolo Sorgentone and Guust Francois describes the construction of a viola (but could also be a violin or a cello).

The method used is the classical method of Cremona.