January 27, 2022

National Library of Spain: Fragment of Bellini Opera Score Discovered Inside Bound Volume of Photographs and Drawings

From The Telegraph:

Spain’s national library said [earlier this week] that it had discovered a rare fragment of an opera score handwritten by 19th-century Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini lying within its archives.


The fragment was discovered after the library’s catalogue service requested the identification of a “sheet of music bound in an album of 19th century photographs and drawings with landscapes of Malta and Sicily”, it said.

More from the National Library of Spain

Original News Release (in Spanish) ||| Translated Version of News Release (via Google Translate)

See Also: Spain’s National Library discovers rare fragment of Bellini score (Digital Journal)

Autograph of Vincenzo Bellini
Courtesy of La Biblioteca Nacional de España

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