Printed Scores

Falstaff, full vocal score

In addition to the autographs, the archive also has an impressive collection of printed scores. Although not every edition has been preserved up to the present day, the existing material provides information about the development of music printing and matters of design, especially the jackets or covers, which were designed with love and care. Moreover, some editions contain dedications and comments from their users, such as conductors, that provide clues about their reception and interpretation.

Miss America by Vincenzo Billi, cover of the printed edition, 1925
La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc, cover of the printed edition, 1959
Conchita by Riccardo Zandonai, cover of the printed vocal score, 1911
L'italiana in Algeri by Gioachino Rossini, cover of the printed vocal score, 1898
Bluff, fox trot di Ruggero Vitale, artwork by Sergio Tofano, a.k.a. STO, 1922
Tu! melody by Pier Adolfo Tirindelli, artwork by Marcello Dudovich, 1907
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