Libretti of the Music History Department of the German Historical Institute in Rome

Libretti of the Music History Department of the German Historical Institute in Rome

A particularly precious part of the holdings of Music History Department of the German Historical Institute in Rome is a collection of 1.500 historical libretto prints. Three quarters of them come from the estate of Remo Giazotto (1910-1998) whose libretti collection the DHI Rome could acquire in 1979 with the help of the German Research Foundation (DFG) from special funds of the Donors' Association for German Science.

Beginning with L’Andromeda by Francesco Manelli from 1637 as well as numerous long-forgotten composers, but also including big names such as Monteverdi, Albinoni and Vivaldi, it documents the early days of opera in Venice since the opening of the first public opera houses up to the year 1734.

Further libretti rari of the 'Roman music department' hand down opera performances from the 17th century to the early 20th century, inter alia in Milan, Naples and Rome.

Text books on the occasion of festive performances in Italy of the 17th and 18th century are also an important part of the collection. Especially in this numerically rather small group with a little over 200 prints of oratorio texts and about 50 cantata libretti, the proportion of unique pieces is relatively high.

These historical libretti collections were digitized within the scope of a collaborative project of the German Historical Institute in Rome and the Bavarian State Library, funded by the German Research Foundation. The digital versions are already available here, tables of contents are introduced gradually. Part of the project is the indexing of these libretti in the online catalogue of the music library of the DHI Rome and their detection in the Virtual Library of Musicology, both in links to the digitization.

Realised in cooperation with: Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom

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Giuseppe Scolari & Carlo Goldoni

La cascina

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Rar. Libr. Op. 18. Jh. 219, [S.l.] [s.a.]

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Daniel-François-Esprit Auber & Eugène Scribe

Fra Diavolo

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Auber 2 a, Wiesbaden [s.a.]

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Daniel-François-Esprit Auber & Eugène Scribe

Die Stumme von Portici

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Auber 4, Wiesbaden [s.a.]

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Ludwig van Beethoven & Joseph Sonnleithner

Fidelio

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Beethoven 1 a, Berlin [s.a.]

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Vincenzo Bellini & Felice Romani

Norma

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Bellini 4 c, Wiesbaden [s.a.]

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Georges Bizet & Henri Meilhac

Carmen

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Bizet 1, Wien [s.a.]

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Georges Bizet & Henri Meilhac

Arien und Gesänge aus Carmen

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Bizet 2, Berlin [s.a.]

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Arrigo Boito 

Nerone

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Boito 1, Milano [u.a.] [1927]

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Alfredo Catalani & Luigi Illica

La Wally

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Catalani, A. 3, Milano [u.a.] [ca. 1910]

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Luigi Cherubini & Jean Nicolas Bouilly

Der Wasserträger

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Cherubini 5, Magdeburg [s.a.]

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Vincenzo Fioravanti & Andrea Passaro

Il ritorno di Columella dagli studi di Padova

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Fioravanti, Vincenzo 1, Milano [s.a.]

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Friedrich von Flotow & Friedrich Wilhelm Riese

Marta

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Flotow 1, Milano [s.a.]

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Engelbert Humperdinck & Adelheid Wette

Hänsel und Gretel

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Humperdinck 1, Elberfeld [s.a.]

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Conradin Kreutzer & Karl Johann Braun von Braunthal

Das Nachtlager von Granada

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Kreutzer, C. 1, Leipzig [s.a.]

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Arthur Könnemann 

Der Bravo

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Könnemann 1, Baden-Baden [s.a.]

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Carl Loewe & Wilhelm Telschow

Das Sühnopfer des neuen Bundes

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Loewe, C. 1, Hildburghausen [ca. 1920]

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Albert Lortzing 

Undine

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Lortzing 1, Leipzig [s.a.]

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Albert Lortzing 

Der Waffenschmied

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Lortzing 2, Leipzig [s.a.]

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Étienne Nicolas Méhul & Alexandre Duval

Joseph und seine Brüder

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Mehul 1, Wiesbaden [s.a.]

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Giacomo Meyerbeer & Eugène Scribe

Die Hugenotten oder die St. Bartholomäusnacht

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Meyerbeer 3 a, Leipzig [s.a.]

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Errico Petrella & Antonio Ghislanzoni

I promessi sposi

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Petrella 1, [Napoli] [s.a.]

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Pietro Platania & Antonio Ghislanzoni

Spartacus

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Platania 1, Mailand [s.a.]

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Lauro Rossi & Jacopo Ferretti

I falsi monetari ovvero Don Eutichio e Sinforosa

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Rossi, Lauro 1, Milano [s.a.]

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Gualtiero Sanelli & Pietro Martini

Luisa Strozzi

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Sanelli 1, Milano [s.a.]

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Max von Schillings & Beatrice Dovsky

Mona Lisa

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Schillings 1, Wien [u.a.] [s.a.]

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Johann <Sohn> Strauss & Carl Haffner

Die Fledermaus

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Strauss, Johann <Sohn> 1, Leipzig [u.a.] [s.a.]

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Ludwig Thuille & Otto Julius Bierbaum

Lobetanz

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Thuille 1, Berlin [s.a.]

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Emilio Usiglio & Giuseppe Barilli

La locandiera

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Usiglio 2, Milano [s.a.]

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Giuseppe Verdi & Salvatore Cammarano

Der Troubadour

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Verdi 19 b, Münster i. W. [s.a.]

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Giuseppe Verdi & Francesco Maria Piave

Violetta, die Dame mit den Camelien

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Verdi 20, Hamburg [s.a.]

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Richard Wagner 

Lohengrin

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Wagner, R. 3, Leipzig [s.a.]

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Carl Maria von Weber & Friedrich Kind

Der Freischütz

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Weber, C.M. 2, Berlin [s.a.]

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Saverio Mercadante & Marco D'Arienzo

Violetta

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Mercadante 3, Milano [s.a.]

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Errico Petrella & Domenico Bolognese

L'assedio di Leida

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Petrella 4, Milano [s.a.]

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Gioacchino Rossini & Cesare Sterbini

Almaviva o sia l'inutile precauzione

Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut -- Libr Rossini 1, [S.l.] [s.a.]


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