Number 310, the Amadori room, is dedicated to Eugenio Amadori, painter, sculptor and caricaturist and violinist with Bologna’s Teatro Comunale.
This cardinal red room pays homage to Maestro Amadori with a collection of his outstanding caricatures of famous musicians and orchestral conductors.
These caricatures illustrate the artist’s capacity for reinvention that straddles humor and introspective wit: his ability to capture a fundamental trait of posture and the most prominent feature of a personality. This is the gift for seeing what is imperceptible to others and knowing how to render it visible to all.
It is difficult to make out the delicate line dividing the violinist’s soul from the artist’s spirit, and so we have chosen to frame his caricatures with the score for Bach’s Chaconne.
The room was created in 2010 in collaboration with the Teatro Comunale of Bologna Foundation using pages from the volume “Musicisti visti da E. Amadori” (Musicians as seen by E. Amadori) published by Tamari in 1968.
EUGENIO AMADORI, orchestra scholar, lead violin, 4th music stand: this is what is written in his dossier at the “Teatro Comunale di Bologna.
His art interests do not end with the pentagram: caricaturing for him was not only a hobby, but a true artistic commitment to which he devoted himself with the same love he had for music. And his unique viewpoint, from which he develops the character of a conductor and then expresses it graphically, grants him a privileged position. Although we are all familiar with the shoulders and faces of the conductor, often looking quite pleased with themselves we almost never see the thousands of gestures and facial expressions that come together in every performance.
Amadori reveals it all, giving us the chance to see another side of the subjects’ personalities. Taking advantage of this ideal podium, we get to watch a parade of some of the most well-known conductors and musicians.
Eugenio Amadori leaves the orchestra row and introduces himself to the audience as a soloist: he is accompanied by the most famous conductors of the last twenty years. It is an original concert, one that deserves to be listen heard with the eyes and never loses its fascination. At least that was my experience, watching it with never-ending interest and pleasure. An “encore” is due. (M° Carlo Maria Badini)