Only for 2024, anyone who scraps their set of plastic strings for lute, archlutes and theorbos, by sending them to us, will be entitled to a 35% discount on Ritorte di Salle, Cantini di Napoli and Cordoni di Roma, and 20% on other strings!

Choose quality, do your lute a favor, let it express the voice it has inside!


New entry from our talented client Ingrid Neyza Copa:

great interpretative quality and excellent sound, a CD on Fontana not to be missed!









The new CD by Maestro Guido Balestracci, obviously our client, is out!

Congratulations, excellent performance!

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Second Diapason d'Or by Bor Zuljan with Cordedrago strings !!!

What can I say ... a wonderful and disconcerting masterpiece: a treatise on a "perverse"

musical aesthetics between the end of the 1500s and the beginning of the 1600s,so the one I like!

Thanks Bor, this is a real gift of yours!

I finally understand where the whims, the slips, the infinite rhythmic variety, the chords unexpected,

the chromatic scales, the very refined out of tune of my favorite composers like Kapsberger and Piccinini

do come from.

All the fault of Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa! With his crooked, a bit dark music, wich attempts to sound

catchy and then suddently gets frustrated by an harmonic ruin and ramshackle pirouettes at the end greatly

fascinated me and now I listen to the monstrosities of the Prince with ever greater pleasure.

Bor Zuljan's skill in interpreting such complex and unusual pieces is incredible to the point of convincing that

there is unexpectedly a sense even in the apparent disorder of Gesualdo's mind.

The chromatic caprice of Pietro Paolo Melli, which I did not know, is also beautiful too.

Even the best known songs seem completely new since the overall sound, thanks to my bass in naked

(not weighted) gut, is completely different from the one of previous interpretations made by the

greatest lutenists.

In conclusion: a "cerebral" CD, not very easy to listen to, which however explores in all its aspects

an extraordinary era of extreme experiments that has led to the creation of absolute masterpieces

of baroque music and of all times.






A fantastic new record!

M ° Valentina Nicolai, with Cordedrago strings, has recorded for Da Vinci Classics the

Complete Violin Sonatas by Mendelssohn

(World Premiere Recording on Period Instruments)

Congratulations Valentina !!!




Due proposte fantastiche per le vostre meditazioni invernali davanti al caminetto acceso, magari con un bicchiere di Rhum e un sigaro di buona qualità! Giusto per iniziare bene il 2022!

Anzitutto un cd dell'amico M° Philippe Pierlot: ho avuto la fortuna di assistere alle registrazioni del disco avvenute

in una piccola pieve nel meraviglioso e ancora intatto paesaggio dove è nato e vissuto Piero della Francesca.

Sono veramente momenti magici di ascolto e meditazione (ho ormai consumato il cd a forza di ascoltarlo!)


The second proposal is that of M ° Simone Vallerotonda, who absolutely deserves a Diapason d'Or for his new CD Meditation, in which the sound of my gut strings is enhanced to the maximum!

It is in fact a CD that I have now consumed by listening to it a thousand times! A wonderful performance especially for the interpretative ability of a rich French repertoire of a poignant melancholy: not a destructive feeling, but the exaltation of a beauty made even greater by the awareness of its transience.

The sound is then rich and soft, and maximizes the quality of the gut in all its forms, from bass to treble: dear friends lutenists, mount the white plastic strings on your ukulele to play on the beach, but put an historical set in gut for your noble and ancient instrument!







Link al concerto del 7 maggio in cui il M°Anais Chen ha suonato con l'Ensemble Daimonion e Mauro Borgioni musiche del XVII sec.




In questo dvd Fiona Stevens riesce veramente a esprimere tutti i colori delle mie corde sul suo violino, sullo sfondo di fascinose vedute di un villaggio tedesco ritratto nella malinconica atmosfera di una tarda estate






E' uscito nel 2020 il bel cd "Georg Philipp Telemann: La Querelleuse" del gruppo The Counterpoints, che ha ricevuto l' Editor's choice del Gramophone Magazine.

Ovviamente il M°Matthea de Muynck suonava corde Drago!




Ecco un magnifico cd di Lucile Boulanger, in cui Italia e Francia, sia nel repertorio sia nella sinergia

di musicista e corde (Drago ovviamente...), si fondono in maniera armonica e suggestiva














Dal M° Bor Zuljan ricevo questo bel CD:

Bor Zuljan Gorzanis


Consiglio anche questa splendida interpretazione delle Sonate di A.Vandini da parte dell'amico M°Antonio Mostacci

(alcuni tracks sono ascoltabili in:

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