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Collection of Ricordi records

Identifier: Ricordi
Over 1,000 items, mainly correspondence to the directors of Ricordi (in chronological order: Giovanni Ricordi, Tito Ricordi, Giulio Ricordi, Tito Ricordi (Giulio's son), Carlo Clausetti, Alfredo Colombo), with some correspondence from and between the directors as well as photographs of the Ricordi and Clausetti families and annual reports written by Clausetti.  The correspondents include composers, librettists, singers, music critics, and nobility from throughout Europe.  Most folders of correspondence contain 1-3 items, some with translations and/or summaries from the dealers; more extensive is the correspondence of Franco Alfano, Gian Francesco Malipiero, Giuseppe Martucci, Italo Montemezzi, Amilcare Ponchielli, Giacomo Puccini, Victorien Sardou, F. Paolo Tosti, and Riccardo Zandonai.


  • 1810-1959
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1969


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open and available to researchers without restrictions. Please contact or 847-491-3434 in advance of your visit to schedule an appointment to view materials from this collection.


12.00 Boxes

Arrangement Note

Arranged in 4 series: 1. General correspondence (alphabetical); 2. Interoffice correspondence (chronological by oldest item in folder); 3. Clausetti annual reports (choronological); and 4. Photographs.

Method of Acquisition

Initial purchase in the 1970s from Richard Macnutt with additional purchases from Macnutt and other dealers following.
Guide to the Collection of Ricordi records
Morris S. Levy
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Music Library Repository

Deering Library
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US