Autographed manuscripts

The autographed manuscripts preserved by the Rossini Foundation of Pesaro were largely acquired from the inheritance left the city of Pesaro in the Maestro’s testament.
The signed musical scores left to the collection include some of the works that debuted in Naples: Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra (4 October 1815), Otello, ossia il Moro di Venezia (4 December 1816), Armida (11 November 1817), La donna del lago (24 October 1819), Maometto II (3 December 1820), Adina (22 June 1826). There are two different versions – one for piano and one for orchestra – of the Petite Messe Solennelle, composed in 1863, as well as all of the compositions produced during Rossini’s time in Paris and notes such as the Péchés de vieillesse.
Other signed manuscripts have been acquired more recently by the Rossini Foundation. Among these are an aria to be inserted in the opera by Luigi Mosca, the brief canto Il voto filiale, composed in 1820 and one of the pieces of the series Mi lagnerò tacendo. In 1999 the Foundation acquired the Lord St. Davids Collection, which as well as numerous printed compositions and some manuscripts also includes the following signed works: Gran scena e duetto per il Maometto II, some concluding bars for the introduction to Cenerentola, another version of Mi lagnerò tacendo, two cadences for Stabat Mater, some letters and the short and curious poetic Le note musicali.

Le note musicali