The Medici Quintet

Art historian Alessandra Barabaschi is an expert on the history of the instruments made by the legendary violin maker Antonio Stradivari. Why was Stradivari commissioned to build a special set of instruments for the powerful Medici Family of Florence, Italy? What happened to these instruments in the course of their more than three hundred-year history? Follow Barabaschi on this journey to find out who the Medicis were and what the relationship is between their famous quintet and the Library of Congress.

- Art historian Alessandra Barabaschi is an expert on the history of the instruments made by the legendary violin maker Antonio Stradivari.

For transcript and more information, visit https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9015

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Date published 06 Feb 2020
Duration 00:55:59