In Focus: A 1675 violin by Antonio Casini

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Jonathan Marolle describes an instrument by Modena’s first violin maker, born around 1630

Antonio Casini is regarded as the very first violin maker to have been based in Modena. It is believed that he was born around 1630 and the archives of Modena Cathedral mention that a certain Antonio Casini, married to Lucia Taglini, died in the city on the night of 3 July 1690 aged around 75 (although whether this was indeed the luthier has yet to be confirmed)…

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