Verdi, Giuseppe - Critical Editions

Verdi, Giuseppe

The Works of Giuseppe Verdi in critical edition
A joint publication of The University of Chicago Press and Casa Ricordi
General editor: Philip Gossett

Contemporary performing materials of Verdi's works were often realized under pressing deadlines in order to have a functional text rapidly ready for performance. Thus they were conditioned by an empirical publishing technique which corresponded to then-current expectations of theaters and groups which produced and circulated Verdi's works. Yet even the scores printed in the early 20th century often reproduced an accumulation of arbitrary additions and revisions. 
Considering these editions to be absolutely insufficient to meet present-day demand for accuracy in matters of musical philology and performing practice, Casa Ricordi, in joint publication with The University of Chicago Press, has undertaken to publish the works in critical edition, making use of all the available sources, from autographs to sketches, from early manuscript copies to the various editions produced during Verdi's lifetime, and contemporary orchestral parts. 

 

Critical Editions available

Alzira
Edited by Stefano Castelvecchi, Jonathan Cheskin
Two-volume set: score pp. LXIV – 420 + critical commentary
NR 136941
Piano vocal score available – CP 136944

Attila
Edited by Helen M. Greenwald
Two-volume set: score pp. LXIII – 405 + critical commentary
Serie I, vol. 9 - NR 140092
Piano vocal score available
CP 140095
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I due Foscari
Edited by Andreas Giger
One-volume set: score pp. LVIII – 486 + critical commentary
Serie I, vol. 6 - NR 140167
CP 140170 
forthcoming within 2019

Il Corsaro
Edited by Elizabeth Hudson
Two-volume set: score pp. LIV – 389 + critical commentary
NR 136994
Piano vocal score available – CP 136997

Ernani
Edited by Claudio Gallico
Two-volume set: score pp. LXXVI – 476 + critical commentary
NR 133720
Piano vocal score available – CP 133716
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Giovanna d’Arco
Edited by Alberto Rizzuti
Two-volume set: score pp. LXIII – 484 + critical commentary
NR 138851
Piano vocal score available – CP 138854
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Macbeth
Edited by David Lawton
Three-volume set: two volumes score pp. XCIV – 929 + critical commentary
NR 138710
Piano vocal score available – CP 138713
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I Masnadieri
Edited by Roberta Montemorra Marvin
Two-volume set: score pp. LXXIV – 495 + critical commentary
NR 138561
Piano vocal score available – CP 138564
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Luisa Miller
Edited by Jeffrey Kallberg
Two-volume set: score pp. LXIV – 480 + critical commentary
NR 134606
Piano vocal score available – CP 134605
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Nabucodonosor
Edited by Roger Parker
Two-volume set: score pp. LXII – 530 + critical commentary
NR 134573
Piano vocal score available – CP 134570

Rigoletto
Edited by Martin Chusid
Two-volume set: score pp. LXX – 347 + critical commentary
NR 133543
Piano vocal score available – CP 133539
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Stiffelio
Edited by Kathleen Kuzmick Hansell
Two-volume set: score pp. XC – 423 + critical commentary
NR 136090
Piano vocal score available – CP 136093

La Traviata
Edited by Fabrizio Della Seta
Two-volume set: score pp. LXXXVIII – 525 + critical commentary
NR 137338
Piano vocal score available – CP 137341
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Il Trovatore
Edited by David Lawton
Two-volumes set: score pp. LXXV – 460 + critical commentary
NR 136180
Piano vocal score available – CP 136183
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Messa da Requiem
Edited by David Rosen
Two-volume set: score pp. LX – 338 + critical commentary
NR 135334
Piano vocal score available – CP 134164