"Io, Braga e il Violoncello" ("Me, Braga and the Cello") is an on-the-road documentary that tells the story of a forgotten artist of the Italian nineteenth century: Gaetano Braga (1829-1907), esteemed composer and cellist who had a non-marginal role on the music scene of the late nineteenth century. Despite great artists of the period such as Gabriele D'Annunzio and Anton Chekhov praised his artistic value, time has slowly eclipsed this musician.
More than 100 years after his death, a family legend passed down through generations came to light: apparently Braga left an economic contribution for any of his descendants who wanted to learn how to play the cello. One of them, the young director Giuliano Braga, is convinced that he has the same genetic code as his ancestor, so he evokes his spirit and embarks on a journey to play the cello through various Italian cities, including Naples, Milan, Rome and Giulianova.
The documentary on this trip will be shown in September during the annual Vigoni Student Forum. The Forum was established in 2012 in collaboration with the Circle of Friends, and it is aimed at young Italian and German university students from different disciplines.
Thanks to this event, the spirit of Braga will return to a place he loved very much. Villa Vigoni pays tribute to the extraordinary friendship between the musician and the brothers Giuseppe, Giulio and Enrichetta Vigoni.