For the concert that Morricone will have in Milano on 19 November, the organization and the municipality of Milano have asked to the municipality of Cremona (city in northern Italy), the permission to use two instruments by Antonio Stradivari (Cremona 1644-1737), the famous italian "Maestro Liutaio" considered the greatest manufacturer of "strumenti ad arco" of all times.
The municipality of Cremona has considered the possibility of using the two instruments by Stradivari coming from the collection "The arches of the Town hall" at Morricone's concert in Milano and, given the nature and the purpose of this cultural event, has given an opinion in favour of the use of the violin "Vesuvio" (1727) and the cello "Cristiano" (1700).
The value of the instruments is about one million / one million and half euro each.
The municipality of Milano has explained the request by the fact that "...because will be performed some tracks of BAARIA, such a great composition like this, deserves to be performed with the instruments of Antonio Stradivari".
No one before, not only in the world of the soundtracks, had never touched a similar honour. It would be too long to list here the conductors whose orchestras have been able to use (very rarely in fact) the Stradivari's instruments. In any case, it was music composed by Bach, Vivaldi or Mozart, surely not by a soundtracks' composer,