Guitar Congress organized by the company «I.
Ferrari» from Modena in collaboration with
Maestro Sterzati from Cremona took place in
Cremona on September 26th.
the morning, after discussing the agenda, the
Chairman of above mentioned company made (s.
«Gazzetta dell’Emilia») an «historic speech
about the figure of composer and guitar player
Afterwards the people attending the congress,
among them there were some famous Italian and
foreign guitarists, visited the monuments of
the City, Stradivari’s exhibition and his
tomb, then they had a lavish lunch with a very
warm feel .
the afternoon some guitarists showed their
performers skill in the hall of Cittanova
Palace, which had kindly been put at their
disposal by the mayor: Mr. Balboni from
Modena, Mr. Borghi, Mr. Ornerio, Mr. Maurino
from Turin, Mr. Ghirarduzzi and famous
composer Prof. Pezzoli from Bologna, Mr. Pilla
and Maestro Tempestini from Milan, Mr. Romani
from Reggio Emilia . All of them received a
medal by the Chamber of Commerce of Modena and
an honour diploma by the organizers of the
the evening, closing the Congress, two foreign
guitarists, Prof. Behrend from Berlin and
Prof. Marga Bäuml from Graz held a concert
with an interesting programme including very
well selected pieces and showing during their
performance their excellent technical
resources and a great interpretative ability.
audience celebrated both talented performers
and warmly applauded Maestro Brasi, director
of the string orchestra which performed op. 30
of Giuliani using the score remade by Prof.
Ferrari, with Prof . Bäuml as soloist.
Newspaper «Italia» from Milan writes that «The
orchestra conducted by Maestro Brasi and
accompanying the famous German guitarist gave
a good performance even if the by force of
circumstances short practices did not make
possible to get a perfect fusion between
soloist and strings».
Anyway, it was a nice day which left a good
memory in the mind of the people attending the
dall’Italia, in «L’Arte Chitarristica»,
VIII, n. 47, 1954, p. 7-8.