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Liuteria: Traditional Violin Craftsmanship of Cremona. ©Terra d'Ombra Production 2012
Liuteria: Traditional Violin Craftsmanship of Cremona

Language: Pluringual

Cremonese violin craftsmanship is highly renowned for its traditional process of fashioning and restoring violins, violas, cellos and contrabass. Violin-makers attend a specialized school, based on a close teacher-pupil relationship, before being apprenticed in a local workshop, where they continue to master and perfect their techniques - a never-ending process. Each violin-maker constructs from three to six instruments per year, shaping and assembling more than 70 pieces of wood around an inner mould by hand, according to the different acoustic response of each piece. No two violins are alike.
Every part of the instrument is made with a specific wood, carefully selected and naturally well seasoned.

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Place/region: Cremona, Italy, Europe
Series: 2012 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Lorenzo Pizzi
Publisher: Terra d'Ombra Production, Italy
Sponsor: Italy. Regione Lombardia, Comune di Cremona, Assessorato a la Cultura, Commercio et Turismo
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Rights: Terra d'Ombra Production, Italy

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Original: Video.AVI
Location: EV only
UMAS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2012-0071900007.AVI
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Terra d'Ombra Production, Italy

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