Correspondences in the Musical Archives of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Angela Fondazione, Giorgio Cini, Venezia Francisco, Rocca Fondazione, Giorgio Cini, Venezia
The Istituto per la Musica was founded in 1985 at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice (FGC). It currently houses 21 personal fonds of Italian composers and musicians who were active in a period stretching from the late 19th century to the present day. Along with the manuscripts and printed material that bear witness to the genesis and context of their creative work (sketches, drafts, scores, texts, programmes, press cuttings, etc.), the correspondence is one of the richest areas of the
more » ... te's documentary heritage. The corpus is made up of around 50,000 items (letters, draft letters, postcards, telegrams, etc.) that constitute a large network of correspondence between composers, musicians, institutions and leading figures on the international artistic and cultural scene. 1 The documents belong to 15 fonds as shown in the following TABLE 1: 2