À propos des guitares...

La famille Panormo est l’une des plus illustres dynasties de luthiers. Vincenzo Trusiano Panormo est né en 1734 à Monreale, près de Palerme, en Sicile. D’origine aristocratique, il quitte la maison pour Naples puis rejoint Crémone, où il aurait travaillé dans l’atelier des célèbres luthiers Bergonzi. Jusque-là spécialisé dans les instruments du quatuor, il s’installe à Paris puis à Londres. Son fils Joseph Panormo est encouragé par le guitariste Fernando Sor, qui le sensibilise à la lutherie andalouse, notamment celles de Pagès et Martinez. Louis Panormo est réputé pour ses guitares, dont la facture est influencée par la lutherie italienne, mais aussi espagnole et française. Très modernes pour l’époque, elles sont équipées, au lieu de simples chevilles en bois, de mécaniques qui font encore référence aujourd’hui, tant pour leur fiabilité que pour leur beauté.

La guitare que joue Vincent Dubès a été fabriquée par Louis Panormo pour son gendre Trinidad Huerta. Il l’a offerte en cadeau de mariage à celui qui se présentait comme le « Paganini de la guitare » et que Berlioz considérait, avec Fernando Sor et Zanni Da Ferranti, comme l’un des trois plus grands virtuoses de son temps. La guitare de Nausicaa Cannella date de 1869 et a été fabriquée par George Louis Panormo, le petit-fils de Vincenzo. En parfait état d’origine, c’est l’un des derniers instruments de la dynastie Panormo. À l’instar des violons de Stradivarius, qui s’adaptent avec souplesse aux évolutions musicales depuis trois siècles, ces guitares surprennent par leur modernité.

     About the guitars...
 

The Panormo family is one of the most illustrious dynasties in the history of luthiers.

Vincenzo Trusiano Panormo, was born in 1734 in Montreale, near Palermo, Sicily. Of aristocratic origin, he leaves home for Naples then Cremona where he supposedly works in the famous Bergonzi workshop. He settles down in Paris then in London, thus far specialized in the string quartet instruments.

Vincenzo Trusiano Panormo's son Joseph Panormo is encouraged to make guitars by the guitarist Fernando Sor who introduces him to the andalusian guitar making tradition, in particular with the work of Pagès and Martinez.

Louis Panormo, particularly renowned for his guitars, is influenced by the italian lutherie of course, but also by the spanish and the french school. Ahead for their time, his guitars already included, instead of pegs, tunning machines which are still a reference today in both reliability and beauty.

The guitar played by Vincent Dubès was made by Louis Panormo for Trinidad Huerta who married his daughter Angiolina. It was his wedding present to him who presented himself as the "Paganini of guitar" and whom Berlioz considered along with Fernando Sor and Zanni Da Ferranti, as one of the three greatest masters of his time.

Nausicaa Cannella's guitar dates from 1869 and was made by George Louis Panormo, Vincenzo's grandson. In it's pristine condition, it's one of the last instruments of the Panormo dynasty. Like Stradivarius violins, which have adapted with flexibility to the musical evolutions for already three centuries, these guitars surprise us by their unexpected modernity.

In this project, though the historical approach is the core of the program through pieces of Fernando Sor, the guitars also bring their delicate colors to other aesthetic, whether baroque or contemporary.

     A proposito delle chitarre…

 

La famiglia Panormo è una delle più famose dinastie di liutai della storia. Vincenzo Trusiano Panormo, soprannominato “P. l’anziano”, è nato nel 1734 a Monreale, vicino a Palermo (Sicilia). Di origine aristocratica, lascia la casa per andare a Napoli e poi a Cremona dove lavora nella bottega Bergonzi, liutai celebri considerato il miglior discepolo di Stradivarius. Si sistema a Parigi poi a Londra dove il chitarrista Fernando Sor incita suo figlio Giuseppe a fabbricare chitarre e lo inizia alla liuteria andalusa, in particolare quella del Pagès di Cadix. Suo figlio Luigi sarà specialmente rinomato per le sue chitarre, influenzate dalla liuteria italiana ma anche spagnola e francese. Molto moderne per l’epoca, possedevano già, invece di bischeri di legno, bellissime meccaniche ornate, sempre una referenza oggi.

La chitarra suonata da Vincent Dubès fu fabbricata da Luigi per Trinidad Huerta, che ha sposato sua figlia Angioliona Panormo. Era il regalo di matrimonio all'uomo che si presentava come il “Paganini della chitarra” e che Berlioz considerava, con Fernando Sor e Zani Da Ferranti, uno dei tre virtuosi più grandi dell’epoca.

La chitarra di Nausicaa Cannella data dal 1869 e fu fabbricata da Giorgio Luigi. In perfetto stato di origine, è uno degli ultimi strumenti della dinastia Panormo.

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