- Book: Celebrating the 500th Birthday of Andrea Amati
The National Music Museum Presents "Celebrating the 500th Birthday of Andrea Amati: The Secrets, Lives, and Violins of the Great Cremona Makers 1505-1744."
Full-color, 24-page program from the conference held at the NMM (July 1-4, 2005) to celebrate the 500th birthday of Andrea Amati (1505-1577). Features color images of fourteen of the NMM's Cremonese bowed and plucked stringed instruments by Andrea Amati, Girolamo Amati, Nicolo Amati, Andrea Guarneri, Antonio Stradivari, Nicola Bergonzi, Lorenzo Storioni, and Giovanni Battista Ceruti. Also includes complete schedule of events, seventeen biographies of featured speakers, article about Cremonese cuisine (including 3 recipes!), and a descriptive article about the NMM (2005).