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The music publishing firm Ut Orpheus Edizioni was founded in 1994. Its catalogue currently numbers some 1800 books and scores of early, classical and contemporary music, and its annual output averages around 100 new titles.

Ut Orpheus is the exclusive publisher for the project entitled Scuola napoletana, conceived by Maestro Riccardo Muti in his capacity as conductor of the Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini and produced in collaboration with Ravenna Festival and Salzburg Festival. The project involves publishing operas, oratorios and masses of outstanding musical significance in critical editions, constituting a specific section of the series Naples and Europe. Vocal scores with piano are also prepared for each work and included in the catalogue, while the orchestral material is made available for hire.

Among other high profile projects in progress at Ut Orpheus are the critical editions of the Opera Omnia of both Luigi Boccherini and Muzio Clementi (since 2006 and 2008 bearing the hallmark of Italian National Editions), and the critical edition of the complete works of Francesco Geminiani (directed by Christopher Hogwood). In addition Ut Orpheus has published the complete Urtext edition of Claudio Monteverdi's Madrigals and has recently begun a series featuring his sacred works.

A lot of room is devoted in the catalogue to contemporary music and music education; for the latter, in particular a number of manuals for historical instruments (harpsichord, viola da gamba, lute, theorbo) and series catering for those taking their first steps on an instrument (Fare Musica, 10 vols - Ciao Chitarra!!!, 15 vols).

The books sector features important works of musicology together with a number of monographs dealing with composers, performers, instruments, singing and music teaching. Ut Orpheus is also the publisher of the prestigious musicological quarterly Ad Parnassum. A Journal of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Instrumental Music.

Ut Orpheus carries out an intensive activity of promotion in Italy and abroad, participating with a stand of its own in the major book fairs in Frankfurt (Musikmesse), Paris (Musicora), Berlin, Vienna and other prominent venues.

Roberto De CaroRoberto De Caro
Valeria TarsettiValeria Tarsetti
Accounting Department
Andrea SchiavinaAndrea Schiavina
Head of Publishing
Antonello LombardiAntonello Lombardi
Libreria Musicale Ut Orpheus
Elisabetta Pistolozzi<Elisabetta Pistolozzi
Production & Sales Department