directed by Christian Speck
(Designated Italian National Edition – Ministerial Decree of 27 April 2006)
Scholarly Committee: Sergio Durante (Padova), Ludwig Finscher (Heidelberg), Roberto Illiano (Lucca, Secretary Treasurer), Miguel Ángel Marín (Madrid), Fulvia Morabito (Lucca), Rudolf Rasch (Utrecht), Luca Lévi Sala (Montréal), Massimiliano Sala (Bergamo), Andrea Schiavina (Bologna), Christian Speck (Koblenz-Landau, President)
The present edition of Luigi Boccherini’s Opera Omnia, published by Ut Orpheus Edizioni of Bologna, aims at presenting the complete corpus of works in critical edition composed by one of the most prominent and prolific European composers of the late 18th and early 19th centuries: the aim is to produce a scholarly edition which will cater for the needs of both performers, who wish to play this music in keeping with period practice, and scholars with an academic approach.
Boccherini’s Opera Omnia will be divided into 45 volumes, 9 of which will be dedicated to vocal music, 3 to opera and ballet production and 20 to instrumental works, with another 13 volumes devoted to spurious works, documents and iconography, letters and a thematic catalogue. The catalogue will be published as the final volume of the edition, when the fundamental work on the Boccherini’s sources will have been concluded; so, it will become the most complete and detailed reference point for those wishing to study the composer’s oeuvre. Also to be published is the practical edition (score and piano reduction); orchestral parts are available on hire.