“Preludio” from “Sonate d’intavolatura di leuto” by Giovanni Zamboni

Christopher Morrongiello performs “Preludio” from “Sonate d’intavolatura di leuto” (Lucca, 1718) by Giovanni Zamboni (possibly 1664–1721). Filmed in the Chapel from Le Château de la Bastie d’Urfé at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Featured Instrument:
A 2014 archlute by Ivo Magherini, modeled after: David Tecchler (Austrian, 1666–1747). Archlute, ca. 1725. Rome, Italy. Spruce, ebony, ivory, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, and various other materials. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1988 (1988.87)

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Recorded April 15, 2015


Production support was provided by The Augustine Foundation.

A production of the Digital Media Department
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Producer and Director: Christopher Noey
Editor: Kate Farrell
Camera: Kate Farrell and Jessica Glass
Lighting: Ned Hallick
Sound Recording and Post-Production Audio: Marlan Barry
Production Coordinator: Stephanie Wuertz
Production Assistants: Sarah Cowan, Maureen Coyle

Organized by the Department of Musical Instruments
J. Kenneth Moore, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge
Jayson Kerr Dobney, Associate Curator and Administrator
Bradley Strauchen-Scherer, Associate Curator
Susana Caldeira, Associate Conservator
Tim Caster, Principal Departmental Technician
Marian Eines, Associate for Administration
Pamela Summey, Assistant for Administration

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