Gli ‘studi giornalieri’ di Bellini «sviluppati con effetto» nei Puritani
Candida Billie Mantica
This article investigates Vincenzo Bellini’s so-called ‘studi giornalieri’ (‘daily studies’), shedding light onto the first phases of the composer’s creative process. After an introductory section discussing the extant sources, currently preserved at the Museo civico belliniano (Catania), the text focuses on the folios dating back to Bellini’s Parisian months (1834-35), examining their most significant features. The final – and most extensive – part of the article addresses those sketches and drafts that he would develop in the score of I Puritani, tracing their metamorphosis towards their definitive layout, in view of the dramatic context in which they would merge.
Vincenzo Bellini – Studi giornalieri – Bellini’s creative process – I Puritani – Sketches and drafts – Bellini’s Parisian sojourn