Parma: Instituto di Studi Verdiani, . Tall folio. In original publisher's dark ivory linen-backed portfolio with printed boards, cloth ties. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto introduction by Francesco Cossiga, verso blank), 3 pp. textual commentary by Pierluigi Petrobelli, [i] (blank), + 70 pp. autograph manuscript facsimile in fascicles.
A limited edition, this no. 595 of 1,000 copies.
On hearing of the death of Rossini (in November 1868), Verdi suggested to Ricordi that a Messa per Rossini be written jointly by the most famous Italian composers of the day. The Mass was duly completed, Verdi supplying the ‘Libera me,' but there was much bitter wrangling over administrative problems and the work was never performed." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online. Item #31227
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