Mozart, Rossini, Padre Martini, Farinelli,
Wagner... Many important names are linked to Bologna... our tour must
start with the sixtin chapel of Bologna, dedicated to the patroness of
musicians: SAINT CECILY.
Beautiful frescoes from the XVI° C recall us
the life of the saint. Different churches boast magnificient organs as the
one in Santa Maria dei Servi with a mechanical transmission and 60
registers. The theatre inaugurated in 1763 with “IL trionfo di Clelia “ bu
Gluck is on Piazza Verdi, while close by is Piazza Rossini with the
Conservatorio. The house of Giocchino is not far away but the most
important is Palazzo Sanguinetti now seat of one of the international
museum and music library, one of the most prestigious in the world for the
collection of books, instruments, portraits, scores and more.
The original nucleus of the musical
collections of the museum is merit of Father Giovanni Battista Martini
(Bologna, 24th April 1706- 3rd August 1784), who is one of the most
renowned and complex figure of the 18th century European music field and
also taught Johnann Christian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.He
continuously enriched the library with his collected manuscripts, various
musical pieces, and the same assiduity musician’s portraits that adorn the
library’s walls in the monastery of St. Francesco.
Guided music tour : max 3 hrs, not on Monday.