Rigoletto

Critical Edition Study Score

Giuseppe Verdi

Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi

Edited by Martin Chusid

416 pages | 4 halftones | 8 1/2 x 11 | © 2017
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780226521466 Will Publish November 2017 Not for sale in Europe
E-book $45.00 ISBN: 9780226521633 Will Publish November 2017
“I complain bitterly of the editions of my last operas, made with such little care, and filled with an infinite number of errors.”—Giuseppe Verdi
 
The University of Chicago Press, in collaboration with Casa Ricordi, has undertaken to publish the first critical edition of the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi. The series, based exclusively on original sources, is the only one to present authentic versions of all of the composer’s works; together with his operas, the critical edition presents his songs, his choral music and sacred pieces, and his string quartet and other instrumental works.
The Works of Giuseppe Verdi will be an invaluable standard reference work—a necessary acquisition for all music libraries and a joy to own for all lovers of opera. The new series of study scores presents an adaptation of each critical edition that provides scholars with an affordable and portable option for exploring Verdi’s oeuvre. The study scores have been designed to distinguish editors’ marks from Verdi’s own notations while remaining clear enough for use in performance. The introduction to each score discusses the work’s sources, composition, and performance history, as well as performance practices, instrumentation, and problems of notation. The newest editions of the study scores examine two of Verdi’s three-act operas: La traviata and Rigoletto.
 
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The History
2. The Sources: General Observations
3. Problems in Editing and Performing Rigoletto
Facsimiles
Instruments of the Orchestra
Cast of Characters
Index of Numbers

Rigoletto
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