In 1981, Swiss photographer Eric Bachmann and German journalist Christian Kämmerling put together a report for a Swiss magazine on the elegiac world of the remarkable Milan retirement home Casa di Riposo per Musicisti—an old-age home founded in 1896 by Giuseppe Verdi for musicians and opera singers who find themselves penniless in their sunset years. A deeply compassionate document of the fates of the residents, Casa Verdi now brings together in a single volume the bulk of Bachmann’s photo archive of these peculiar figures within their living quarters, Kämmerling’s sensitive essay and by-andlarge reconstructed biographies of the retired musician and singers. Bachmann’s past publications with Edition Patrick Frey include Muhammad Ali, Zürich, 26.12.1971 (2015) and Leutchenbach Karambuli (2001).
7 x 10 in. / 153 pp / 92 color
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