Stravinsky, Monteverdi: Performance Practice

Two important scholarly editions are recently off press from Chester Music and Novello & Co.
Igor Stravinsky/
ed. Margarita Mazo
Les Noces
CH 70752 Part of The Chester Stravinsky Edition, this brand new study score of Stravinsky’s masterpiece Les Noces incorporates revisions and corrections based upon relevant autograph and printed sources. An extensive preface covers the work’s cultural background and also closely examines the edition’s development over 11 years, drawing upon previously undiscovered sources to produce an edition that is both scholarly and intended as performance material. Also included are essays, notes on editorial policy, text and transliteration, and a full critical commentary.
Claudio Monteverdi/
ed. by Alan Curtis
L’incoronazione di Poppea
NOV 2001984Monteverdi’s opera L’incoronazione di Poppea is considered to be one of the defining works of the 17th century. Alan Curtis’s edition is the result of over 20 years of research by consulting all 17th-century resources and collating the two surviving manuscripts to produce a clear and accurate score, a full and logical Italian text, and a preface which explains the complex background to this work. An invaluable tool for singers, continuo players, and conductors, the score provides a basis for an authentic performance of the original opera, either staged or in concert and it is further enhanced by an additional faithful English singing translation by Arthur Jacobs.These titles are available on special import from

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