Alberto Giordano examines a violin from maker with an interesting past
The son of violin maker Giuseppe Rocca and his third wife, Giuseppina Quarelli, Enrico was born in Turin. Little is known about his childhood, but when his father moved to Genoa around 1853, it seems Enrico was probably left behind in Turin since he never appears in the family’s censuses. It is known, however, that he was in Genoa when Giuseppe tragically died in 1865…
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