Lorenzo Micheli plays Passacaglia (1692) by Ludovico Roncalli (
In 1692, Count Ludovico Roncalli from Bergamo published his “Capricci armonici”, the most extraordinary Italian 17th century book of guitar music. Four years earlier, in 1688, Antonio Stradivari from Cremona had built his earliest extant guitar, now owned by the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University. Stradivari and Roncalli spent their almost entire life just 70 kilometers apart. It is not unlikely that they met.