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Gasparo da Salò [Bertolotti]locked

  • Charles Beare
  •  and Ugo Ravasio


(b Salò, bap. May 20, 1540; d Brescia, April 14, 1609). Italian maker of violins, violas and other bowed instruments. He came from a musical family that had a tradition of instrument making: his father and uncle were known as i violini. After his father's death, Gasparo moved permanently from Salò to nearby Brescia, a centre of bowed string and keyboard instrument making. He married Isabetta Casetti in ...

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