THE CRITICAL EDITION OF THE WORKS OF GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Director of the edition Ilaria Narici
The Critical Edition of Rossini’s Works is a monumental publishing venture that began in 1971.
After years of intense studies and in-depth research, the first volume dedicated to the Gazza ladra was published in 1979.
The editorial plan includes the publication of all Rossini’s work, within a project that concerns not only the theatrical activity of the composer, but also the cantatas, the incidental music, the sacred productions and all the chamber music, vocal and instrumental, including that of the last years of the musician’s life, which he himself called Péchés de vieillesse.
The purpose of the Critical Edition is not only the philological restitution of the works, but also the creation of scores that concretely allow their execution.
The collaboration with the Rossini Opera Festival which began in 1980 has been fundamental. The Critical Editions of the Rossini Foundation are adopted for the performances, thus allowing an immediate verification of the work done from a philological and practical point of view.
Each performance is entrusted to a specialist, under the supervision and editorial direction of the Critical Edition and the advice of scholars who gravitate in the orbit of the Rossini Foundation.
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The editors of the critical editions
Giovanni Acciai, Federico Agostinelli, M. Elisabeth C. Bartlet, Marco Beghelli, Margaret Bent, Vincenzo Borghetti, Charles Brauner, Patricia B. Brauner, Mauro Bucarelli, Giovanni Carli Ballola, Daniele Carnini, Stefano Castelvecchi, H. Colin Slim, Michael Collins, Azio Corghi, Will Crutchfield, Rossana Dalmonte, Davide Daolmi, Fabrizio Della Seta, Gabriele Dotto, Paolo Fabbri, Arrigo Gazzaniga, Matteo Giuggioli, Philip Gossett, Gabriele Gravagna, Helen Greenwald, Kathleen K. Hansell, Guido J. Joerg, Janet L. Johnson, Ilaria Narici, Pierluigi Petrobelli, Stefano Piana, Paolo Pinamonti, Francesco Paolo Russo, Claudio Scimone, Fabrizio Scipioni, Marvin Tartak, Lorenzo Tozzi, Piero Weiss, Anders Wiklund, Alberto Zedda