The Museo della Musica is an exhibit dedicated to one of the artistic espressions that has contributed to the greatness of Italian culture: the making of stringed instruments. Artemio Maestro Versari’s collection, “Antonio Vivaldi and His Time,” recounts the golden epoch of eighteenth-century stringed instrument-making in Venice: the studios or “schools” of Italian musical instrument making, the differences in design and construction, the manner in which they were made, and the evolution of musical style. Venice, where the exhibit is situated, was a workshop for great makers of stringed instruments. Their excellent craftsmanship was evident in the experimentation and production of the musical instruments, always perfectly responsive to the new requirements of the sonorities which came to define those times. Hosted in the splendid Church of San Maurizio, the purpose of the Museo della Musica is for visitors to experience the sound of instruments - truly works of art - by such makers as Amati, Guadagnini, and Goffriller, in an atmosphere steeped in beauty and history, creating a moment of absolute perfection. The marvelous pieces of this collection take the visitor on a journey into the history of music.
GUIDED TOURS AT 11AM, INVITE UP TO 5 FRIENDS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE PRICE OF THE VISIT - 60€ TIME Visiting Hours: Daily 10 am - 7 pm Entrance fee: Free admission Services: Museum Shop, Guided tours (on demand)
The Music Museum is an exhibition dedicated to one of the artistic endeavors that is a highlight of Italian culture: the liuteria (the making of stringed instruments). Venice, the city where the exposition takes place, was the workshop for important instrument makers, particularly for violins. Its craftsmen excelled in the experimentation with and production of musical instruments, continuously reworking and improving them in order to respond in an optimal way to the needs of the sonority that came to define the era.The Music Museum tells the story of the 18th century, the most significant period of the Italian Liuteria, the golden age of violin making. The exhibition of “Antonio Vivaldi and His Time,” residing in the splendid Church of San Maurizio, has the purpose of reliving the sound of musical instruments, such as those by Amati, Guadagnini, and Goffriller, in an environment of beauty and history, creating a moment of absolute perfection. The Music Museum of Venice organizes guided visits.
The instruments presented in this exhibition form the core collection of masterpieces that belong to the past three centuries. The classical era of Italian violin making has given us the most celebrated, admired, preserved, and therefore imitated, production in the history of manufacturing musical instruments.
Museo della Musica Chiesa San Maurizio, S. Marco 2603 30124 Venezia