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A violin by Gioffredo Cappa

Saluzzo, circa 1715

The great collector and connoisseur Count Cozio di Salabue was a great admirer of Gioffredo Cappa of Saluzzo, a fellow Piedmontese. Cozio had encountered Cappa's work early in his career, and it had made a strong impression. He described him as one of the main disciples of the Amatis and their best i... read more

A violin by Gioffredo Cappa

Saluzzo, circa 1715

The great collector and connoisseur Count Cozio di Salabue was a great admirer of Gioffredo Cappa of Saluzzo, a fellow Piedmontese. Cozio had encountered Cappa's work early in his career, and it had made a strong impression. He described him as one of the main disciples of the Amatis and their best imitator; he went so far as to include Cappa in his list of Cremonese makers in his History of Violin Making. This example of Cappa’s work is certainly of very high quality, and fully evokes the Amati style. The sound is crystal clear, focused and powerful whilst providing the player with a wide range of colours.
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