Domenica 17 Novembre 2019 | 18:19

NEWS DALLA SEZIONE

Naples
Ex-trafficker boat used by youths trying to rebuild lives

Ex-trafficker boat used by youths trying to rebuild lives

 
Rome
Woman pushes woman onto Rome rail tracks

Woman pushes woman onto Rome rail tracks

 
Vatican City
Vatican donates shelter for Rome homeless

Vatican donates shelter for Rome homeless

 
Rome
250 agents a day agst drug pushing in Rome - Lamorgese

250 agents a day agst drug pushing in Rome - Lamorgese

 
Palermo
Mafia bosses get life for Borsellino slaying

Mafia bosses get life for Borsellino slaying

 
Rome
250 agents a day agst drug pushing in Rome - Lamorgese

250 agents a day agst drug pushing in Rome - Lamorgese

 
Rome
Italy's Parmitano embarks on unprecedented spacewalk

Italy's Parmitano embarks on unprecedented spacewalk

 
Florence
Pitti Immagine to launch 'Testo' book fair in Florence

Pitti Immagine to launch 'Testo' book fair in Florence

 
Rome
A.Mittal: Great responsibility, will pay damages-Conte

A.Mittal: Great responsibility, will pay damages-Conte

 
Rome
A.Mittal: Great responsibility, will pay damages-Conte

A.Mittal: Great responsibility, will pay damages-Conte

 
Turin
Woman tries to kill her child, self

Woman tries to kill her child, self

 

Il Biancorosso

serie c
Antenucci e una partita speciale: «Incrocio fra passato e presente»

Bari batte Paganese 1-0. Decide la rete di Antenucci. Rivedi la diretta

 

NEWS DALLE PROVINCE

TarantoLa protesta
Mittal, a Taranto sindacati sul piede di guerra: nessuno spegnerà la fabbrica

Mittal, a Taranto sindacati sul piede di guerra: nessuno spegnerà la fabbrica

 
Leccemusica
«Bases», a Lecce la presentazione dell'album del sassofonista Giovanni Chirico

«Bases», a Lecce la presentazione dell'album del sassofonista Giovanni Chirico

 
Barila storia
Bari, Teatro Piccinni: ecco perché non fu intitolato a Maria Teresa d'Asburgo

Bari, Teatro Piccinni: ecco perché non fu intitolato a Maria Teresa d'Asburgo

 
Materail personaggio
Da «Imma Tataranni» al cinema con «Gli uomini d'oro»: il materano Giuseppe Ragone si racconta

Da «Imma Tataranni» al cinema con «Gli uomini d'oro»: il materano Giuseppe Ragone si racconta

 
Foggiadai carabinieri
Cerignola, non si ferma all'alt e fugge con 2 figli piccoli a bordo, arrestata mamma 30enne

Cerignola, non si ferma all'alt e fugge con 2 figli piccoli a bordo, arrestata mamma 30enne

 
Brindisiin via Longobardo
Brindisi, cemento e calcinacci si abbattono al suolo: tragedia sfiorata al Casale

Brindisi, cemento e calcinacci si abbattono al suolo: tragedia sfiorata al Casale

 
Batnel nordbarese
Canosa, nuova discarica in Contrada Tufarelle, appello all'Arpa Puglia: «Decidano solo i tecnici»

Canosa, nuova discarica in Contrada Tufarelle, appello all'Arpa Puglia: «Decidano solo i tecnici»

 
Potenzail personaggio
Potenza, il Capodanno Rai ha cambiato la vita a Peppone, mito dello street food

Potenza, il Capodanno Rai ha cambiato la vita a Peppone, mito dello street food

 

i più letti

Milan

'Mechanic' of music Da Vinci's organ reconstructed

Sought new technologies to 'endow instruments with energy'

'Mechanic' of music Da Vinci's organ reconstructed

Milan, June 24 - No one had ever heard its "voice" before: a warm, ancient sound similar to that of a flute conveying notes without hesitation. Under the wide windows of Palazzina Liberty, in the heart of Milan, Leonardo Da Vinci's Great Continuous Organ will be heard for the first time. The instrument is of sophisticated design and fed by a unique pedal mechanism that allows the music to play in a continuous manner without taking their hands off the keyboard. Centro Studi Leonardo 3 experts were the ones to reconstruct it five centuries later on the basis of the Foglio 76r drawings, bringing a new addition to the most complete collection of Da Vinci musical instruments in the world. The collection is exhibited at the museum in Piazza della Scala. From the gigantic trumpet to the musical cannon, every work by Da Vinci shows him to have been a 'mechanic' of music, ever in search of new technological solutions to facilitate the musician's work as well as endow the instruments themselves with energy. "Take, for example the clavi-viola, which was to have bene played by making use of the energy generated by the musician walking," said Edoardo Zanon, co-founder and co-scientific director of Leonardo3. divided inside of them "Or the continuous organ, where the air flow was ensured by two double bellows," he added. How the instrument works was shown by Saverio Tamburini, an expert in organs who took part in the reconstruction thanks to the centuries-long tradition and experience in his family. He noted that the "instrument does not need external sources of energy. You just need to use your legs and playing it is not tiring." Among those listening was culture councillor Filippo Del Corno, musician himself as well as a politician, who noted that music had linked Da Vinci with Milan, "since in his letter of introduction to Ludovico the Moor he noted his musical skills". As a skilled master of ceremonies, Da Vinci probably planned the organ for court celebrations, making use of the double bellows "to solve the problem of a lack of air that was typical of larger organs and that often required the presence of operators for air production during the musical performance," Zanon said. The double bellows design was later used by Da Vinci for two other instruments designed on the same page. "We often remember Da Vinci as a musician, referring to what Vasari wrote," the expert said, "but perhaps the most important aspect is his activities as instrument designer, always ready to mix technologies even very different from one another to get unprecedented abilities, like his flying machines did."

Lascia il tuo commento

Condividi le tue opinioni su

Caratteri rimanenti: 400

LE RUBRICHE

Speciale Abbonamento - Scopri le formule per abbonarti al giornale quotidiano della Gazzetta
Gazzettaffari - Portale di annunci de La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Gazzetta Necrologie