Muzio Clementi Opera OmniaUrtext Edition
Scientific Committee: Andrea Coen, Roberto Illiano, Costantino Mastroprimiano, Luca Sala, Massimiliano Sala
The present edition of Muzio Clementi’s Opera Omnia aims at presenting the complete corpus of works composed by one of the most historically eminent European composers in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Clementi’s Opera Omnia, which includes the volume «Muzio Clementi. Studies and Prospects», will be divided into 60 volumes – comprising treatises, chamber, vocal and keyboard music –, 10 of which will be dedicated to works with no opus number, one to the method for piano, op. 42, which will also include the appendix to the method, op. 43, and another to the concerto for piano and orchestra (orchestrated by J. Schenk, 1796). Besides two volumes which will contain Clementi’s Sinfonie op. 18, there will be other 6 volumes dedicated to partially incomplete orchestral works. In order to avoid presenting a truncated musical text, and with a view to promoting the performance of said works, it has been decided to reconstruct the missing sections, albeit indicating editorial intervention clearly in the preface. In an appendix, some volumes will include alternative versions of pieces – which were found in several sources of particular interest – with a view to a better understanding of both the context in which these works were composed, and their correct performance.