“The Archivio Ricordi is a mine of art, culture, music, and history”

Francesco Degrada

In its entirety and with its individual media, the Archivio Storico Ricordi represents 200 years of world cultural history as reflected in a company’s history: the original company archive has become a historical archive.

Its role as an institution and place of research and education cannot be overstated, because many issues are still relevant today: the relationship between art and economics is only one aspect.

As a historical collection with a heterogeneous structure, it also documents 200 years of human history: music, art, theater, cultural history, social and economic history, and political history.

  • The Phenomenon of Opera
  • History
  • Reconstruction of Musical History
  • Contemporary Music
  • Verdi and Puccini