EDITION GRAN TONANTE HB, a new editing business based in Sweden, offers only previously unpublished vocal works composed between 1700-1850 in reliable urtext editions, in modern notation, at very reasonable prices. Our aim is to combine faithfulness to the manuscript and scientific precision with an understanding of the needs of clarity for the musician.
“Edition on demand” - publications in collaboration with renowned orchestras and performers - has developed into a trademark of EDITION GRAN TONANTE. Partners include Alan Curtis and “Il Complesso barocco”, “Accademia Bizantina”, Fabio Biondi and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
In 2012 we published the first ever edition of the full-score of Jean-Baptiste Lully’s tragédie-lyrique BELLÉROPHON, prepared in occasion of performances and recording by Christophe Rousset and his orchestra “Les Talens Lyriques”. Score and parts are available exclusively from EDITION GRAN TONANTE.
We are proud to announce that EDITION GRAN TONANTE will be the publisher of all musical scores in the international RISTORI PROJECT, initiated by the "Associazione Giotto in musica" and the musicologists P. Kreisig (University Dresden) and T. Balbo, which aims to rediscover, perform and record the music of Giovanni Albergo Ristori. The first publication will be the opera "Le Fate".
Further plans include a series of dramatic works by Geminiano Giacomelli, as well as operas by Giacomo Perti and Davide Perez.
Our growing catalogue contains these major series:
Belcanto Rarities presents previously unpublished scores in carefully edited Urtext-editions.
Vol. I: Francesco Conti - L’ISSIPILE (Vienna 1732)
Vol. II: Giovanni Bononcini – SEI CANTATE A VOCE SOLA CON VIOLINI
Vol. III: Francesco Veracini – Adriano in Siria (London 1735) autumn 2013
In the Serie Porpora we publish vocal works of Nicolò Porpora. His dramma per musica SEMIRAMIDE RICONOSCIUTA (1st version, Venice 1729) and the SEI DUETTI SACRI are already available, Porpora’s very first opera AGRIPPINA will follow in 2013.
Archive of Swedish Vocal Music is dedicated to music from the baroque and classical era by Swedish composers or foreign composers living in Sweden. Five volumes are already available.