The harpsichord on which he studied Gioachino Rossini was found in a private American collection. The great composer lived in Lugo di Romagna in the years between 1802 and 1804. The town, the place of origin of the father, has always competed for the birth of Rossini with the city of Pesaro, where the composer lived.
In Lugo, Rossini studied the harpsichord owned by Giuseppe Malerbi, canon and the teachers. The traces of the instrument had been lost since 1904, but it was found by pocor. Authors of the discovery are the harpsichordist and conductor Matteo Messori and the Polish scholar Anna Katarzyna Zareba. An article also appeared on the story in the latest issue of the scientific journal of the German company Rossini (Deutsche Rossini Geselllschaft).