Handwritten Scores

Venetian Journal by Bruno Maderna, autograph score, 1972

Almost 8.000 scores from the mid-1700s to the end of the 20th century — not just opera, but also chamber music and symphonic music. The oldest are Il Ciro riconosciuto by Niccolò Jommelli of 1744 and 24 Capricci by Niccolò Paganini; among the most recent are scores by Luigi Nono (e. g. his major work of musical theater Prometeo, 1984) and Franco Donatoni (e. g. his arrangement of Bach’s Kunst der Fuge for orchestra, 1992). There are also a large number of “romances” that are still performed in Italy today, by Francesco Paolo Tosti and others, arrangements, and a range of works for musical education.

Dixit a 5 by Alessandro Scarlatti, autograph score, early 18th Century
I Capricci per violino by Niccolò Paganini, autograph score, 1816
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini, autograph score, 1831
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti, autograph score, 1843
La Gioconda, Danza delle Ore by Amilcare Ponchielli autograph score, 1876
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi, autograph score, 1887
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, autograph score, 1895
I pini di Roma by Ottorino Respighi, autograph score, 1924
Venetian Journal by Bruno Maderna, autograph score, 1972
Prometeo di Luigi Nono, I Isola, bozza eliografica della versione del 1984 con appunti autografi di Nono per la stesura del 1985
La souris sans sourire, for string quartet by Franco Donatoni, autograph score, 1988
 
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