Gioachino Rossini – Critical Editions

Rossini Critical Editions

The Works of Gioachino Rossini
Published by Fondazione Rossini Pesaro with the collaboration of Casa Ricordi
General Editor:
Philip Gossett (until 2005); Ilaria Narici (since 2006)

By the end of the 19th century most of Rossini's operas - and especially the opere serie which had dominated the opera scene at the time of their composition - had simply dropped out of the repertoire. By then the composer's reputation depended on the knowledge of a handful of works, accompanied by a thin sprinkling of biographical and critical clichés that not even eminent musicologists like Radiciotti could eradicate.
So when in the 1920s we encounter the very first signs of what was to become the "Rossini Renaissance" few of the operas were available in score and knowledge of the manuscript sources (even the autograph manuscripts) was negligible. Indeed for certain works that had been triumphantly greeted at their first appearance it was thought that the music was lost or had even been destroyed by the dissatisfied composer. Not surprisingly, therefore, considerable difficulties arose when the other operas were resurrected one by one: not only textual problems, but also problems of finding the right musical interpreters.
If today the situation can be said to be reversed, if many of Rossini's masterpieces have once again been restored to their pristine brilliance, and if we now know everything (or almost) about the gestation of each work, we owe it largely to the monumental project launched by the Fondazione Rossini of Pesaro at the beginning of the 1970s: the critical edition. In addition, the publication of the scores was preceded and accompanied by meticulous work in other related areas: the research into Rossini's compositional methods and his earliest interpreters' performance practice; and the cataloguing of the sources.
As a result, scholars are now in a position to reconstruct the history of all the operatic versions that can be considered as authentic (i.e. intended or approved by the composer). And in the process, there have been many rediscoveries and additions to the Rossini catalogue. Equally significant are the profound changes to Rossini's image and critical standing since the early decades of the last century: in particular, scholars have recognised the central position of the opere serie, particularly those of his Neapolitan period.




Works available for Hire

The following list contains all the works currently available for hire. These works can be ordered from our partner Zinfonia. Upcoming titles are reported in the ‘In preparation’ section. For more information please contact promozione.ricordi.italy@umusic.com. Full scores or vocal scores also published for sale are listed in the next tab.


Stage Works

Adelaide di Borgogna
Edited by Gabriele Gravagna and Alberto Zedda

Adina ossia Il Califfo di Bagdad
Edited by Fabrizio Della Seta

Armida
Edited by Charles S. Brauner, Patyricia B. Brauner

Aurealiano in Palmira
Edited by Daniele Carnini, Will Crutchfield

Il barbiere di Siviglia
Edited by Alberto Zedda (edition 2009)

Bianca e Falliero, o sia Il consiglio dei tre
Edited by Gabriele Dotto

La cambiale di matrimonio
Edited by Eleonora Di Cintio (2022)

La Cenerentola
Edited by Alberto Zedda

Ciro in Babilonia
Edited by Ilaria Narici and Daniele Carnini

Demetrio e Polibio
Edited by Daniele Carnini

La donna del lago
Edited by H. Colin Slim

Elisabetta regina d’Inghilterra
Edited by Vincenzo Borghetti

L’equivoco stravagante
Edited by Marco Beghelli, Stefano Piana

Ermione
Edited by Philip Gossett, Patricia B. Brauner

La gazza ladra
Edited by Alberto Zedda

La gazzetta
Edited by Philip Gossett, Fabrizio Scipioni

La gazzetta [Quintetto from Act One / Quintetto dell’Atto Primo]
Edited by Fabrizio Scipioni

Guillaume Tell
Edited by Elizabeth Bartlet

L’italiana in Algeri
Edited by Azio Corghi

Maometto II
Edited by Claudio Scimone

Matilde di Shabran
Edited by Jürgen Selk

Mosè in Egitto
Edited by Charles S. Brauner

L’occasione fa il ladro
Edited by Philip Gossett, Giovanni Carli Ballola, Patrycia B. Brauner

Otello
Edited by Michael Collins

La pietra del paragone
Edited by Patricia B. Brauner, Anders Wiklund

Ricciardo e Zoraide
Edited by Federico Agostinelli and Gabriele Gravagna

La scala di seta
Edited by Anders Wiklund

Semiamide
Edited by Philip Gossett, Alberto Zedda

Le Siège de Corinthe
Edited by Damien Colas

Sigismondo
Edited by Paolo Pinamonti

Il signor Bruschino
Edited by Arrigo Gazzaniga

Tancredi
Edited by Philip Gossett

Torvaldo e Dorliska
Edited by Francesco Paolo Russo

Il turco in Italia
Edited by Margaret Bent

Il viaggio a Reims ossia L’albergo del Giglio d’oro
Edited by Janet Johnson

Zelmira
Edited by Kathleen K. Hansell

INCIDENTAL MUSIC
Edipo Coloneo
Edited by Lorenzo Tozzi, Piero Weiss

Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo
Edited by Guido Johannes Joerg

La riconoscenza / Il vero omaggio
Edited by Patrycia B. Brauner

Other works

CANTATAS
Cantata in onore del Sommo Pontefice Pio Nono
Edited by Mauro Bucarelli

Tre cantate napoletane
Edited by Ilaria Narici, Marco Beghelli, Stefano Castelvecchi

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
Sei sonate a quattro
Edited by Matteo Giuggioli

Sinfonie giovanili
Edited by Paolo Fabbri

PÉCHÉS DE VIEILLESSE
Album français. Morceaux réservés
Edited by Rossana Dalmonte

SACRED MUSIC
Messa di Milano e Miserere
Edited by Ferdinando Sulla

Petite Messe Solennelle
Edited by Davide Daolmi

  • For two pianos and harmonium
  • Orchestra version

In preparation

Stage Works

Eduardo e Cristina
Edited by Andrea Malnati and Alice Tavilla (2023)






Works for Sales

The following list contains all the works currently on sales and available also on subscription. Worldwide subscriptions and distribution are handled by our partner Hal Leonard Europe: for any inquiries or to subscribe to one of our critical edition series, please contact cs@halleonardeurope.it.

Full score:
hardbound volumes, 23,5 x 31,5 cm
Critical commentary:
hardbound volumes, 17 x 24,5 cm (Historical Introduction and critical commentary in Italian)
Piano vocal score:
paper bound, 20 x 27 cm (Historical Introduction and critical commentary in Italian and English)


Operas

Adina ossia Il Califfo di Bagdad
Edited by Fabrizio Della Seta
One-volume score pp. LIV, 418 + critical commentary pp. 106
GR 24

Armida
Edited by Charles S. Brauner, Patyricia B. Brauner
Two-volume score pp. L, 1235 + critical commentary pp. 181
GR 19
Piano vocal score available
CP 138588

Aurealiano in Palmira
Edited by Daniele Carnini, Will Crutchfield
Two-volume score pp. XCII, 854 + critical commentary pp. 272
GR 45

Il barbiere di Siviglia
Edited by Alberto Zedda (edition 2009)
Two-volume score pp. XLIX, 953 + two-volume critical commentary pp. 146 / 229
GR 35
CP 139906

Bianca e Falliero, o sia Il consiglio dei tre
Edited by Gabriele Dotto
Two-volume score pp. LV, 1149 + critical commentary pp. 162
GR 18
Piano vocal score available
CP 134029

La cambiale di matrimonio
Edited by Eleonora Di Cintio (2022)

La Cenerentola
Edited by Alberto Zedda
Two-volume score pp. LIX, 1115 + critical commentary pp. 216
GR 21
Piano vocal score available
CP 131821

Demetrio e Polibio
Edited by Daniele Carnini
Two-volume score pp. LXXXVII, 569 + critical commentary pp. 251
GR 46

La donna del lago
Edited by H. Colin Slim
Two-volume score pp. XLVI, 952 + Banda sul Palco pp. 134 + critical commentary pp. 194
GR 09
Piano vocal score available
CP 133191

Elisabetta regina d’Inghilterra
Edited by Vincenzo Borghetti
Two-volume score pp. XCIII, 870 + critical commentary pp. 205
GR 43

L’equivoco stravagante
Edited by Marco Beghelli, Stefano Piana
Two-volume score pp. LXXVI, 766 + critical commentary pp. 222
GR 42

Ermione
Edited by Philip Gossett, Patricia B. Brauner
Two-volume score pp. XLVIII, 846 + critical commentary pp. 119
GR 16
Piano vocal score available
CP 134548

La gazza ladra
Edited by Alberto Zedda
Two-volume score pp. XLIX, 1197 + critical commentary pp. 220
GR 01
Study score available
PR 1399
Piano vocal score available
CP 132722

La gazzetta
Edited by Philip Gossett, Fabrizio Scipioni
Two-volume score pp. LVI, 756 + critical commentary pp. 193
GR 26

La gazzetta [Quintetto from Act One / Quintetto dell’Atto Primo]
Edited by Fabrizio Scipioni
One-volume score + critical commentary pp. XL, 107
GR 26.1

Guillaume Tell
Edited by Elizabeth Bartlet
Four-volume score pp. LXXXIV, 2050 + two-volume critical commentary pp. 253 / 324
GR 11
Piano vocal score available CP 136255

L’italiana in Algeri
Edited by Azio Corghi
Two-volume score pp. XLV, 781 + critical commentary pp. 191
GR 02
Study score available
PR 1396
Piano vocal score available
CP 132118

Mosè in Egitto
Edited by Charles S. Brauner
Two-volume score pp. LVIII, 842 + critical commentary pp. 248
GR 28

L’occasione fa il ladro
Edited by Philip Gossett, Giovanni Carli Ballola, Patrycia B. Brauner
One-volume score pp. XXXIX, 544 + critical commentary pp. 107
GR 13
Piano vocal score available
CP 134552

Otello
Edited by Michael Collins
Two-volume score pp. LIII, 961 + critical commentary pp. 169
GR 14
Piano vocal score available
CP 134599

La pietra del paragone
Edited by Patricia B. Brauner, Anders Wiklund
Two-volume score pp. XCVIII, 1072 + critical commentary pp. 284
GR 44

La scala di seta
Edited by Anders Wiklund
One-volume score pp. XXXIII, 487 + critical commentary pp. 85
GR 10
Piano vocal score available
CP 134555

Semiamide
Edited by Philip Gossett, Alberto Zedda
Three-volume score pp. LXXXII, 1467 + Banda sul Palco pp. 130 + critical commentary pp. 232
GR 25
Piano vocal score available
CP 135343

Sigismondo
Edited by Paolo Pinamonti
Two-volume score pp. LX, 657 + critical commentary pp. 168
GR 36

Il signor Bruschino
Edited by Arrigo Gazzaniga
One-volume score pp. XXXV, 426 + critical commentary pp. 79
GR 06
Study score available
PR 1398
Piano vocal score available
CP 133893

Tancredi
Edited by Philip Gossett
Two-volume score pp. XLIX, 818 + critical commentary pp. 299
GR 04
Study score available
PR 1397
Piano vocal score available
CP 132572

Torvaldo e Dorliska
Edited by Francesco Paolo Russo
Two-volume score pp. L, 752 + critical commentary pp. 207
GR 34

Il turco in Italia
Edited by Margaret Bent
Two-volume score pp. LIII, 1040 + critical commentary pp. 259
GR 07
Piano vocal score available
CP 132838

Il viaggio a Reims ossia L’albergo del Giglio d’oro
Edited by Janet Johnson
Four-volume score pp. LXXIV, 942 + critical commentary pp. 220
GR 23
Piano vocal score available
CP 133821

Zelmira
Edited by Kathleen K. Hansell
Two-volume score pp. LXII, 1141 + Banda sul Palco pp. 90 + critical commentary pp. 185
GR 29

Incidental Music and Cantatas

Cantata in onore del Sommo Pontefice Pio Nono
Edited by Mauro Bucarelli
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XLI, 415
GR 17

Edipo Coloneo
Edited by Lorenzo Tozzi, Piero Weiss
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XXXIII, 175
GR 05

Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo
Edited by Guido Johannes Joerg
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XLI, 390
GR 12

La riconoscenza / Il vero omaggio
Edited by Patrycia B. Brauner
One-volume score pp. LXI, 576 + critical commentary pp. 180
GR 27

Tre cantate napoletane
Edited by Ilaria Narici, Marco Beghelli, Stefano Castelvecchi
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. LI, 305
GR 22

Instrumental Music

Sei sonate a quattro
Edited by Matteo Giuggioli
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. LXI, 315; instrumental parts
GR 40

Sinfonie giovanili
Edited by Paolo Fabbri
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XXXVIII, 180
GR 20

Péchés de Vieillesse

Album français. Morceaux réservés
Edited by Rossana Dalmonte
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XL, 404
GR 08

Album italiano. Musique anodine
Edited by Marvin Track
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XL, 314
GR 15

Quelques riens pour album
Edited by Marvin Track
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XXI, 223
GR 03

Sacred Music

Messa di Milano e Miserere
Edited by Ferdinando Sulla
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XXI, 223
GR 47

Petite Messe Solennelle
Edited by Davide Daolmi

For two pianos and harmonium
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XXXI, 192; one volume texts pp. 150
GR 37
Orchestra version
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XXI, 366; one volume texts pp. 150
GR 38


In preparation

Operas

Eduardo e Cristina
Edited by Andrea Malnati and Alice Tavilla (2024)


Remaining Editorial Plan

Operas

L’inganno felice
Ciro in Babilonia
Adelaide di Borgogna
Ricciardo e Zoraide
Eduardo e Cristina
Maometto II
Matilde di Shabran
Le Siège de Corinthe
Moïse et Pharaon
Le Comte Ory
Musica scritta da Rossini per opere di altri compositori
Ivanhoé (pastiche)
Robert Bruce (pastiche)

Incidental Music and Cantatas

Cantate giovanili con orchestra
Altre cantate con orchestra
Cantate con accompagnamento di pianoforte

Sacred Music

Messe giovanili
Messa di Gloria
Stabat mater
Altra musica sacra

Hymns

Chamber Vocal Music

Canti per una voce e pianoforte
Canti per piu voci e pianoforte
Soirées musicales

Instrumental Music

Altra musica per orchestra
Musica per banda
Musica da camera senza pianoforte
Musica per pianoforte

Péchés de vieillesse

Altri pezzi vocali
Quatre mendiants – Quatre hors d’oeuvres – Album de Chaumières
Album pour les enfants adolescents – Album pour les enfants dégourdis
Album de Chateau – Miscellanée pour piano
Altri pezzi per pianoforte
Musica da camera

Other works

Opere didattiche
Miscellanea