Boston Baroque Publishes Editions, Cadenzas, & Ornaments by Martin Pearlman

By Francisco Salazar

Boston Baroque has announced that it is proud to add to its Resource Library five performing and critical editions, as well as cadenzas and ornamentation for various works, all created by Founding Music Director Martin Pearlman.

In an official press statement, Pearlman said “these additions to the Resource Library represent a significant contribution to the early music field” and “it is a great pleasure to share these resources online.”

Pearlman is internationally recognized as one of the leading interpreters of Baroque and Classical music on period and modern instruments.

Some of the highlights of the Resource Library include vocal ornamentation for arias from eight G.F. Handel operas, including “Agrippina,” “Ariodante,” and “Semele,” ornamentation for Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, a critical edition of Armand-Louis Couperin’s complete Keyboard Works, as well as a performing edition for Claudio Monteverdi’s opera “L’incoronazione di Poppea.”

The Boston Baroque also added that a new performing edition of Monteverdi’s opera “Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria” will be added.

The Resource Library also includes program notes and orchestration charts, written and created by Pearlman, and Boston Baroque’s performance history for over 230 musical works. It is organized by composer with easily navigable sub-sections, with the editions and cadenzas & ornaments available to browse both by composer and by their own sections.