Istituto per la Musica

Gianmario Borio

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The collection contains the archive of the composer Nino Rota (Milan, 3 December 1911 - Rome, 10 April 1979). The main body of documents has been arranged into eight series: concert, chamber works and compositions for the stage (195 dossiers containing preparatory materials, drafts and printed editions); compositions for film and television (152 dossiers containing preparatory and performance support materials, drafts, printed editions and audio media); correspondence (about 1000 letters and telegrams, originals and photocopies); reviews and articles by work and subject (309 files); photographs grouped by photo shoot or subject; audio recordings on tapes; musical and spoken audio recordings on cassettes; vinyl record collection.

Rota’s correspondence and press cuttings can now be accessed in the Digital Archive. The cataloguing of manuscript scores is currently underway. As regards the compositions of orchestral and chamber music and music for theatre, see the Catalogo critico delle composizioni da concerto, da camera e delle musiche per il teatro (Leo S. Olschki, Florence, 2009). Requests for information about Rota’s music for cinema can be sent by email to

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