The Music Museum of Venice and the Italian Institute Antonio Vivaldi
From the end of May, 2019 the Museum of Music in Venice begins a long-term project presenting the precious work of the Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi, a world reference for the study and knowledge of the great Venetian composer. The promotion carried out first of all by the Museum in the historic center of Venice does not exclude further future projects, studies and exhibitions.
The Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi, founded by Antonio Fanna in 1947 and part of the Giorgio Cini Foundation since 1978, preserves, in copy, all the music - manuscripts and printings of the time - written by Antonio Vivaldi, as well as modern editions of the same, monographic essays and a rich audio and video documentation, available to scholars for consultation. The main activity of the Italian Institute Antonio Vivaldi consists in the preparation and publication in modern edition of the music of the Red Priest. All the instrumental music (about 550 titles) and the sacred and profane vocal (87 works) have been published with the editor Ricordi. The critical edition of the Theatrical Works is being published, composed of Operas, serenades, oratories and single arias. The Institute also publishes a series, "Quaderni vivaldiani", with the publisher Olschki including the study conferences organized since 1978, and extensive monographic essays on the life and work of Antonio Vivaldi. With the publisher S.P.E.S. has published "Vivaldiana", a series of facsimile scores. In collaboration with the University of Venice, it published the series "Venetian musical drama", 30 facsimile editions describing the evolution of melodrama in Venice from 1640 to 1800. Since 1980 it has published an annual magazine, "Studi Vivaldiani", distributed all over the world. Between the seventies and eighties it organized seven editions of the Vivaldi Festival, in collaboration with the Teatro La Fenice, while since 1990 it has organized the "Antonio Vivaldi International Recordings Award for Ancient Italian Music" for 12 consecutive years. He also set up a photographic exhibition, "Antonio Vivaldi and his time", exhibited in several Italian cities and in many Countries in Europe and America. Since 2017, the Institute is organizing the "Vivaldi Academy", that is specialization workshops on the performance practice of Vivaldi music devoted to young singers and musicians.