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)

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)

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.


Critical Editions available

I. Operas

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

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

6. 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

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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

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

13. 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

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

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

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

17. 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

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

18a. 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

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

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

21. 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

22. 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

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

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

27. 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

29. 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

30. 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

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

34. 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

35. 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

39. 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

II. Incidental Music and Cantatas

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

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

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

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

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

III. Sacred Music

Petite Messe Solennelle
Edited by Davide Daolmi

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

VI. Instrumental Music

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

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

VII. Péchés de vieillesse

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

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

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


In preparation

I. Operas

2. La cambiale di matrimonio
4. L’inganno felice
5. Ciro in Babilonia
23. Adelaide di Borgogna
26. Ricciardo e Zoraide
28. Eduardo e Cristina
31. Maometto II
32. Matilde di Shabran
36. Le Siège de Corinthe
37. Moïse et Pharaon
38. Le Comte Ory
40. Musica scritta da Rossini per opere di altri compositori
41. Ivanhoé (pastiche)
42. Robert Bruce (pastiche)

II. Incidental Music and Cantatas

2. Cantate giovanili con orchestra
5. Altre cantate con orchestra
6. Cantate con accompagnamento di pianoforte

III. Sacred Music

1. Messe giovanili
2. Messa di Gloria
3. Stabat mater
6. Altra musica sacra

IV. Hymns

One volume

V. Chamber Vocal Music

1. – 2. Canti per una voce e pianoforte
3. Canti per piu voci e pianoforte
4. Soirées musicales

VI. Instrumental Music

2. Altra musica per orchestra
3. Musica per banda
4. Musica da camera senza pianoforte
6. Musica per pianoforte

VII. Péchés de vieillesse

3. Altri pezzi vocali
4. Quatre mendiants – Quatre hors d’oeuvres – Album de Chaumières
5. Album pour les enfants adolescents – Album pour les enfants dégourdis
6. Album de Chateau – Miscellanée pour piano
8. Altri pezzi per pianoforte
9. Musica da camera

VIII. Other

1. Opere didattiche
2. Miscellanea