TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
9th Biennial Conference on Baroque Music
Seventeenth Century Italian Manuscripts of Keyboard Music: Some New Sources
Since 1980, when Alexander Silbiger has published his Catalogue raisonné
of 51 Italian mss. of keyboard music, very few new sources have been found
and investigated in public libraries both in Europe and overseas. The quantity
of sources (apparently not less-important) that in the last two decades
have been sold on the antiquarian market can change our knowledge of the
circulation of the repertory in Italy during the 17th century. It is not
by chance that a similar case has occured in recent times with English
sources, being reappeared the Purcell-Draghi manuscript in 1993-4.
After tracing the state of researches on the Italian sources of 17th
keyboard music, the author will discuss in particular 3 new manuscripts
in private collections, completely unknown until now, whose content includes
such composers as Frescobaldi, Cima, Trabaci.
Last updated on 3 April 2000 by Yo