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The "Mozartina"

The room of Genovesino

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 Introduction  The House  The room of Testa Organ
The Sala Carnica  The Composer's Room

The room of Genovesino is distinguished by two paintings of the sixteenth-century: one is "La Nativita`" attributed to Luigi Miradori, alias il Genovesino, a work of high value for the beauty of the subjects and for the mannerist pictorial technique, the other one is a painting by Gioacchino Asseretto depicting S. Francesco wearing a Capuchin dress and receiving from a winged Christ the stigmata, on the background there's the Porziuncola Church.
On the wall there are nineteenth-century instruments: a Milanese mandolin, a Neapolitan mandolin and a Piedmontese guitar. In the same room there are also some Nepalese instruments, a ransinga and a sarangi.
Above the bookcase there's a plaster statue made by Giovanni Riva, a great Piedmontese sculptor.

In the bookcase there are volumes of rare publications going from seventeenth-century to the end of nineteenth-century, among them the "Nuovo Saggio sulle origini delle idee" (New Essay on Ideas Origin) written by Rosmini. The most important presence in this room is the fortepiano - a Wopaterni piano in perfect condition and still working.





 La libreria contiene volumi di edizioni rare che vanno dal Seicento alla fine dell’Ottocento tra cui “Il Nuovo Saggio sulle origini delle idee” del Rosmini. La presenza più importante di questa stanza è il fortepiano - pianoforte Wopaterni in perfetto stato di funzionamento.

Listen to fortepiano Wopaterni (180 kb)

The harpsichord William Deblaise, coming from RAI studios, was played by the hands of the most important harpsichordists : from Fernando Valenti to Karl Richter and others.


Other interesting prints in the room: 

  • Italia descritta e dipinta" (Italy Described and Painted) Collection in five volume of etchings Pomba editore (Torino 1837)

  • collection of nineteenth-century etchings from the Bible illustrated by Raffaello in the Vatican Rooms (Praga 1842) 

  • Commentaria del Vecchio e Nuovo Testamento (comemntaria to New and Old Testament) 10 volumes by Cornelio Alapide dated 1600 printed again in Lione in 1732


Some of the manuscripts kept in this room:

  • Testamento (Will) dated 1751 by a forefather of Giovanni Canciani Jan Krititel Kuchar (1751-1829)

  • Transcription for string quartet of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Manuscript of that time

  •  Antonio Salieri (1750-1825) Offertorium 1790

  •  W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) eighteenth-century manuscript of the Requiem opera K 626

  •  W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) Mottetto in do maggiore for choir and orchestra

  • Medicine treatise with receipts, manuscript by father Giovanni Modesto Canciani dated 1770

  • Michele Haydn (1737-1806) Offertorium in re maggiore 

  • Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799) eighteenth-century manuscript of Messa in do maggiore 

  • Giosue` Carducci (1835-1906) Inno a Satana, with dedication autographed by the author and Inno all'Annunciazione with autograph by Lorenzo Stecchetti 

  • Beethoven (1770 - 1827) “Die Ehre Gottes" Lode a Dio

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