a fascinating, musical legacy
Living Museum is a musical areaconceived to illustrate, perform and promote the early music and itsinstruments.
The idea stems from the magnificentcollection of original instruments from the 16 th to the 18 thCenturies entrusted to the administration of the Orpheon Foundation.
The most important trait of thiscollection is that every instrument -more than a hundred among violins, violas,violoncellos, violas da gamba, violas d’amore, etc. can be used for performances. This makes the collection unique in theworld.
The finding and restoration of thispatrimony has been possible thanks to the enthusiasm and effort dedicated tothe project for more than 20 years by José Vázquez, Professor at the ViennaUniversity of Music, whose goal was to preserve and offer to the people theexceptional sound for which these instruments have been designed.
Living Museum has contributed in avery significant way to promote the knowledge of this music in a very dynamicand participative format which brings together artistic and didactic activitiesto be enjoyed by both professional and laypeople of any age.
Living Museum has been presented ina number of places including the Castello di Duino (Italy), the Salon duPatrimoine Culturel du Musée du Louvre (France), the Château de Thoiry(France), the Palais Lobkowitz (Vienna, Austria), the First International Violada gamba Degustation (Vienna, Austria), the National Museum in Taipei (Taiwan),the Cultural Center Ramon Llull of the Mallorca Government (Spain).
It has been highly praised bycritics and has awakened the interest of the media, in particular, among others,the special features of several French television channels.
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