Exercising the Instruments
Maestro Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini is an organist, musicologist and collector of ancient instruments. His collection boasts an astonishingly beautiful selection of pianos and their precursors: spinets, harpsichords, clavichords and virginals.
Last year, the 81-year-old maestro donated his lifetime’s collection of 70 musical instruments to a new museum created specially for them, the Collezione Tagliavini. He took our reporter Dany Mitzman to see — and hear — his treasure trove.