The city of Cremona, once home to Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ and Nicolò Amati, has been hard hit by the Covid-19 virus. Here, violinist Lena Yokoyama, who frequently performs at the city’s Museo del Violino, plays Charles Gounod’s Ave Maria at the top of the city’s Torrazzo - at 112.9 metres, the tallest bell tower in the country. The deserted streets of Cremona were filmed using a drone camera; the Museo del Violino itself can be seen at 1:16.
UPDATE: Lena Yokoyama has released a second video, performing ‘Gabriel’s Oboe’ from Ennio Morricone’s scrore for the 1986 film The Mission, on the roof of the Cremona Hospital for the assembled healthcare workers.
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