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10 January 2011

Castle of Gropparello - Piacenza - Italy_part14

Music Room
With excellent acoustics due to the vaulted ceiling, the environment is currently used as a music room, suitable for chamber music, and contains some tools of great interest both from the standpoint of antiques from that of 'musical instruments (ie the study of the evolution of musical instruments).


The arc that introduces the alcove has the coat of arms of the Anguissola of Gropparello, the first owners of the castle.

The alcove room in the eighteenth century, was called in this way because the residents in the castle, they could enjoy a period of intimate privacy.
Only later, when the current owner has taken over the castle, has turned this room into a music room.

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The piano "grand piano" refined and elegant lines, from the middle of last century (the year of construction, based on the serial number is 1847, so it is very old as the piano, as it normally is considered old a piano in the late nineteenth century) was built in Paris by Pierre Erard (signature inlaid in the lid), one of the most prestigious piano makers of the time.

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The harp back, however, the first half of the eighteenth century (the feature size, a bit 'lower than that of the harp as we know it today, stemming from the most massive and sonorous instrument late nineteenth century). From a thorough survey would appear that the harp may have been built by Sebastian Erard.


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The string instrument can be defined as "popular cello. " E 'status of the area between Brescia and Cremona, and probably dates to the early seventeenth century.


Dear friends, visiting the Castle Gropparello, is ending. We spent some time in visiting this beautiful medieval manor. There's still one thing: experiments in search of the ghost of Rosania. In the next post, I'll tell you what has happened in these experiments.

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4 comments :

  1. Nice photo shots.
    I don't know about the sound they make, but those music instruments look so gorgeous.

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  2. It would have been such a shame if this place had of been destroyed in WWII.

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  3. Hi C.A.T., welcome. From what I understand, the explanation of the owner, it is possible that the harp is that the harpsichord, to work, while for the piano, it works perfectly as the excellent conditions in which it is now.

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  4. Hi FishHawk, welcome. You're right, this castle has withstood to the elements for hundreds of years, employment of man, then held up even fierce battles for the conquest of the castle. For example, in the Middle Ages, back when there was no gunpowder, they used the trebuchet, the catapults. assault towers, arrows, spears and so on., while the defenders used the hot oil and more. Despite the castle has been hit by large rocks thrown by these machines of war, not so affected. Of course after finding firearms, the castle was no match for guns, howitzers, and more. During the Second World War, the castle was occupied by Italian fascist forces that took pity on the manor, which if it had ended up in Nazi hands, was raided stone to stone. At the end of the war, the castle had no master, until the arrival of the new owner, Mr Gibelli, friendly and helpful person.

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