The project

Those who study film music often have to deal with a dearth of resources, the lack of information and, especially for Italy, the scarcity of special documentation centres. Scores, drafts, sound recordings (and secondary resources like correspondences, journals, iconographic testimonies, etc.) are scattered throughout libraries, archives and private collections: a dispersion made worse by the carelessness for a type of recently manufactured and hence not particularly valuable ‘objects’ and by the usual absence of musical knowledge of the staff in charge of their registration in inventories and catalogues.

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A New Version of Cabiria’s Music

During the census in the Cabiria project, in the Biblioteca del Collegio San Giuseppe (Turin) a rare version for small orchestra of Mazza’s music for Cabiria was uncovered