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  • Gabrielli crop

    In focus: 1764 violin by Giovanni Battista Gabrielli


    In this article from the February 2009 issue, Gabriele Rossi Rognoni examines an instrument by probably the most prominent Florentine maker, about whom very little information survives. Photographs by Marco Rabatti, Serge Domingie

  • FlorenceTourist1

    Korean tourist joins Italian street performers for impromptu jam session


    Korean double bassist Jun-Hyuk Choi was travelling with friends around Florence, Italy when he spotted some local street performers. He asked the bass player if he could borrow his instrument and proceeded to perform the jazz standard Autumn Leaves with the surprised musicians - much to the delight ...