Designated Italian National Edition – Ministerial Decree of 02 June 1999
Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695-1764) was a violinist and composer from Bergamo, who after a period in Rome and a brilliant career as a virtuoso in various European cities eventually settled in Holland, where he spent a large portion of his life. Today he is numbered among the leading Italian musicians of the late-Baroque period.
The critical edition (1994-2002) consists of ten volumes. The first eight volumes contains the Locatelli’s published works, the ninth the unnumbered compositions, while the tenth includes a thematic catalogue, the letters and documents relating to his life and an iconography. Also to be published are the separate parts for the orchestral works, as well as a practical edition of the chamber works. A separate edition of the 12 Concerti of the Arte del Violino, arranged for violin and piano, is also under consideration. Finally, pocket-score versions will be published by Eulenburg.