The event was dedicated to the figure of Hermann Hauser, a brilliant and ingenious luthier capable of reinterpreting the model created by Torres through both his sensitivity and collaboration with important virtuosi, including the Andaluz Andrés Segovia.
Thanks to the Hauser Guitar Foundation and in collaboration with Ing. Massimo Raccosta during the three days of the exhibition it will be possible to admire some of the most representative instruments by Hauser, a family of guitar makers who for more than a century has dedicated themselves to developing instruments with incredible build quality and sound, in a rare balance between tradition and innovation.
The highlight of the event will be the concert ‘Omaggio a Castelnuovo-Tedesco’ by the Japanese virtuoso Kazuhito Yamashita at the auditorium “Le Stanze per la Musica” Civic Museum “Ala Ponzone”, a true star of the classical guitar, who will present two of the masterpieces in concert from Castelnuovo-Tedesco the quintet op.143 and a selection of Caprichos de Goya op.195.
Before the concert, it was possible to see and listen to some instruments from the Carlo Alberto Carutti collection at the Museo Civico, curated by Accademia di chitarra “A piú corde”
Important events will also be dedicated, on the 50th anniversary of his death, to the composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, who as Hermann Hauser was linked to the figure of Andrés Segovia.
On Friday Andrea Dieci will hold a masterclass focused on the music of the Florentine composer with students from various Italian and foreign conservatories. In the afternoon, the Milanese guitarist will present his recent recording project dedicated to Toru Takemitsu recorded with an instrument by Hermann Hauser I.
This project is created in collaboration and within the Acoustic Guitar Village, Cremona Musica under the artistic direction of Marco Ramelli, guitarist and composer teacher of the DIT Conservatory of Dublin and the Italian guitar maker Gabriele Lodi and the management of Festival Corde d’Autunno-Centro Asteria.
Guitars in exhibitions:
Hauser’s guitars from the first period (pre Spanish influence):
1908 Münich Model
1914 Vienna Model
1917 Terz guitar
Guitars from makers which influenced Hauser pushing him towards
the Spanish sound:
1860 FE13 Antonio de Torres
(ex Llobet, ex Hermann Hauser)
1912 Manuel Ramirez
(ex Wulfin Lieske)
Guitars from the second period (post Spanish influence):
1938 Hermann Hauser (ex Andrés Segovia)
The Hauser tradition until today across 4 generations:
1959 n.644 Hermann Hauser II
1969 n. 850 Hermann Hauser II
2008 n.13/15 Jubiläum
Hermann Hauser III
2011 n.469 Nouvelle Edition
Hermann Hauser III
2014 Kathrin Hauser