Cremona Musica: Record Edition with +10% visitors and half of the exhibitors from abroad

Cremona Musica International Exhibitions 2016 (Cremona Exhibition Center – Friday, September 30th – Sunday, October 2nd) registered a visitors attendance much higher than expected, thus showing a great improvement both at quantitative (+10% in comparison to 2015 with over 16,800 visitors) and at qualitative level (with the participation of several professional musicians). As a result, […]

CremonaFiere together with Taiwan Trade Center to develop new business relations with the eleventh largest economy in the world and third largest economy in Asia.

Taiwan’s GDP increases constantly (+1.6% over last year) and its import has a value of about 230 billion dollars: the opportunities for Italian companies are many. Christie Huang, Director of TAITRA: “We have chosen CremonaFiere because it is a centre of excellence on the international trade-fair exhibition scene”. Cremona, April 8th, 2016 – CremonaFiere expands […]

Remote music lessons

With the improvement of Internet, today many universities have programs of distance learning, or e-learning. This allows students living very far from the universities to get lessons and interact with students and teachers thousands of miles far away. But is music performance compatible with distance learning? In recent years many music schools and conservatories launched […]

Entropy Piano Tuning Software

A new piano tuning software has been developed and launched by the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, Germany. It is called Entropy Piano Tuner (EPT) and is based on the calculation of the entropia between the frequency of each note of the piano. The software runs on any laptop (Windows, iOS or Linux) and works in […]

Is classical music “too classical” nowadays?

Clive Brown, professor of musicology at the University of Leeds, wrote a provocative article about the lack of improvisation in modern performances of classical music: “Classical performance has lost much of the improvisatory element that was an essential part of its original character. This has resulted in a stiffly formal distortion of what the greatest […]

The hurdy-gurdy

The hurdy-gurdy is a stringed instrument in which the strings are rubbed by a rosined wheel instead of a bow. The wheel is turned by the player’s right hand, while the left hand plays the tune on the keys in the key-box. Two of the strings (usually), called the chanters or melody strings, run though […]

A review of Chopin’s concert in Manchester

The Guardian has recently republished a review of a concert given by Chopin at the Manchester Concert Hall on August 28, 1848. The critic, originally published on the Guardian of August 30, 1848, describes Chopin’s figure as “very spare in frame, and there is an almost painful air of feebleness in his appearance and gait. […]

An extraordinary exhibition at the Acoustic Guitar Village showcasing Wandrè’s guitars: true sculptures in the name of music between realism, painting and pop art.

30 instruments in just one exhibition coordinated by Marco Ballestri, Luca Buffagni and Gianfranco Borghi The exhibition will be one of the great novelties of the Acoustic Guitar Village, an area dedicated to six –stringed instruments within Cremona Musica International Exhibitions (Cremona’s Fair, from the 30th of September to the 2nd of October 2016) Cremona, […]