Manuscripts Collection

Bolzoni, Giovanni, Divertimento sopra motivi dell’opera La Favorita - F.Ms. 395

The collection mainly stores the manuscripts coming from the Conservatory from 1888, year of its establishment after the transformation of the Royal Music School, to the first decades of the XX century.
It includes about 1400 handwritten works of the first directors of the institute, like Giuseppe Gallignani (1891-1897), Amilcare Zanella (1903-1905), Guido Alberto Fano (1905- 1911), Guglielmo Zuelli (1911-1929) and of some teachers like Giulio Cesare Ferrarini, Giovanni Bolzoni and Romeo Franzoni. From the latter are to be signaled the reviews and the copies of some works by Paganini, also unreleased, purchased by the violin player of Parma.
Among the manuscripts of the Conservatory students are to be signaled some compositions written for the school tests by Ildebrando Pizzetti, who graduated in Composition in 1901.
There are also manuscripts, of uncertain origin, containing theatrical works of the most representative composers of the XVIII-XIX century, like Cimarosa, Paisiello, Pergolesi, Mayr and Paër.