The Monteverdi violins
of the Gabrieli Consort & Players






Introduction


In October 2005, the Gabrieli Consort & Players recorded Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610.

For this recording, violinists Catherine Martin and Oliver Webber commissioned two violins from luthier George Stoppani.

The process of researching and making these violins was fascinating and raised many questions about performance practice.

We would like to share here some of the issues that have intrigued and challenged us during this project.




















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