This year’s Cremona Musica gathering in Cremona, Italy (in the Lombardy region, about 100 kilometers southeast of Milan) from September 28–30 promises to be of particular interest to classical guitar fans/aficionados.

For starters, with the cooperation of Hermann Hauser Guitar Foundation (including Kathrin Kauser and Hermann Hauser III) and Massimo Raccosta, the “Acoustic Guitar Village” portion of the sprawling music fair will include a one-of-a-kind exhibition of historic Hauser guitars and a special performance on their instruments by the fine guitarist Aliosha De Santis.

Cremona Musica is also honoring the great Florentine composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968), who passed away 50 years ago. On September 28, guitarist Andrea Dieci will hold a master class devoted to the composer’s music (as well as a separate presentation of Dieci’s latest CD, which is dedicated to Toru Takemitsu and recorded using a 1939 Hermann Hauser Sr.  guitar). The following evening, the magnificent virtuoso Kazuhito Yamashita will lead an ensemble through Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Quintetto Op. 143, as well as some of his Caprichos de Goya Op. 195. That should be amazing!


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There are also other classical-guitar activities connected to the show and museum; for more info, click here.

Below: Yamashita plays Castelnuovo-Tedesco!