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Feb 03, 2019

MUSICA ANTICA IN CASA COZZI

As part of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci (1452–1519), Early Music at Casa Cozzi presented a series of events focusing on the evolution of musical thinking in relation to scientific thinking, from the Middle Ages until Galileo Galilei’s (1564–1642) observations.

The concert scheduled for Friday 1 February at 9pm, …principia dai sentimenti, took us on a journey through sound conceived by Leonardo da Vinci. This is an idea of Polish musician Sławomir Zubrzycki, who built a musical instrument designed by the Renaissance artist in the Codex Atlanticus: the viola organista, which looks like a piano and sounds like a cello. In 2009 Sławomir Zubrzycki, – pianist, claviolinist, composer, and constructor of musical instruments–, came across the traces of a real rarity: the keyboard-bowed instrument designed by Leonardo da Vinci, but which had almost been unknown and forgotten. Fascinated by the facts from the past, in the years 2009 – 2012 Zubrzycki created his own version of Leonardo da Vinci’s design, drawing also on other instruments from 1575 – 1625.

On Saturday 2 February, at 11am, the musician met at a conference open to the general public.