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BIBLIOGRAPHY

The catalogue of biographical works conserved in the Fondazione can be consulted online:

CATALOGO DELLE OPERE BIBLIOGRAFICHE

Every contribution has its own data sheet, which has various fields:

bibliographic description of the contribution, author, title, date, location of the specimen consulted for the compiling of the sheet, a short resume of the content of the contribution followed with a scientific evaluation (I: important; D: publicity material; S: secondary), typology: field for the research of the contributions by topic.

The field TIPOLOGIE is divided in

Fonti

Documents from the period when Donizetti was living. In the FONTI area there are two further levels:

LIVELLO 1

generale: sources which deal with Donizetti in general

opera (followed by the title): sources which deal with a specific opera

sacra (in some cases followed by title): sources which deal with religious music

strumentale (in some cases followed by title): sources which deal with instrumental music

vocale da camera (in some cases followed by title): sources which deal with vocal chamber music

esecutori: sources which deal with interpreters of the works by Donizetti

altri musicisti: sources which deal with other musicians linked to Donizetti

altri personaggi: sources which deal with librettists, impresarios, members of the Donizetti family, writers, scholars in the field, painters

LIVELLO 2

recensione

contratto

epistolario

libretto

documenti vari (piracy, awards, legal documents, concert schedules, biographic documents, documents which deal with the Donizetti family)

trattato teoria musicale

articolo

messinscena

musica

censura

Bibliografia

Documents from the period after Donizetti’s death. In the Bibliografia area there are two further levels:

LIVELLO 1

generale: sources which deal with Donizetti in general

opera (followed by the title): sources which deal with a specific opera

sacra (in some cases followed by title): sources which deal with religious music

strumentale (in some cases followed by title): sources which deal with instrumental music

vocale da camera (in some cases followed by title): sources which deal with vocal chamber music

trascrizioni: contributions by other authors which deal with the elaboration of themes connected to Donizetti

esecutori: sources which deal with interpreters of the works by Donizetti (particularly singers)

altri musicisti: sources which deal with other musicians linked to Donizetti

altri personaggi: sources which deal with librettists, impresarios, members of the Donizetti family, writers, scholars in the field, painters

storia opera: contributions about Donizetti’s lifetime

LIVELLO 2

analisi: contributions which deal with general analysis (music, drama, comparisons with other musicians, instruments, structure, composing process)

biografia

storiografia (cultural context, censorship, debates of the time, life in the theatre, historical characters in the works, musical institutions, musical life in the city, legal matters)

fonti (studies about musical testimonies, about the epistolary, about the reviews, about the collections, about the mis-en-scene, about the contracts and different documents)

catalogo

bibliografia (list of bibliographic texts, contibutions dedicated to scholars and books in the field)

cronologia

ricezione (Donizetti Renaissance, accoglienza dell’epoca, associazioni e centri studi legati al nome di Donizetti, studi donizettiani)

vocalità

scenografia

Between one word and the other you should write AND.

It is possible to do a specific research by uniting different levels (for instance if you are looking for studies dedicated to the analysis of Lucia di Lammermoor in the typology field you should type: Bibliografia AND Lucia AND di AND Lammermoor AND analisi)

If you are looking for a biography about Donizetti: Bibliografia AND generale AND biografia

If interested in the epistolary of Donizetti: Fonti AND generale AND epistolario

If interested in the contributions about a single work it is sufficient to type in the title (in Italian)