Revista Brasileira de Musica. jul-dec2015, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p247-263. 17p.
MUSIC -- Manuscripts, OPERA, ITALY, and 19TH century
Essay on the various collections of musical manuscripts of Italian opera of the nineteenth century in numerous files outside Italy, including Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Russia, the United States and Brazil, with emphasis on the collection of rare books from the Library “Alberto Nepomuceno” the Music School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. The importance of these collections lies in the fact remain as unique sources of repertoire, due to the documentation of loss in Italy, especially after the massive destruction of Ricordi and Sonzogno Archives in Milan during World War This essay offers research possibilities in order to guide future studies. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]