The Turin Vivaldi manuscripts, or deeds and misdeeds, adventures and misadventures of music collecting

A history of the Vivaldi material in the Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, in Turin, centering on the figure of Count Giacomo Durazzo and his descendants, intertwined with the library’s acquisition of the Venetian senator Jacopo Soranzo’s books and the history of musical life of Turin in the first three decades of the 20th c.