I found a fourteen volume set of Tosti's complete songs at the UC Berkeley music library from Ricordi. It turns out that nearly all the songs are reprints of earlier Ricordi editions and are therefore PD. I'm making it a personal project to upload all fourteen volumes, within the limit of the law and IMSLP's rules. This thread is here to give updates on the project, as well as enlist the help of others as needed.
So far, I've scanned, processed and uploaded volume 1, minus two songs. It turns out that Buon Capo d'Anno
and Vuol note, o banconote
are new typesets and cannot be uploaded per IMSLP's 25 year rule. I have checked out volumes 2 and 3 from the library, but I haven't had a chance to scan them, as I've been home sick from work all week. I'll get that started on Tuesday.
As to the two songs I wasn't able to upload, the complete edition lists its sources, and they were both published in Italian magazines in the 19th century. I want to be as completionist as possible with this project, so I'm trying to track down copies of these magazines. This is rather tricky and is where I could use some help.Buon Capo d'Anno
was published in Capitan Fracassa
in the January 1, 1882 issue. WorldCat turned up nothing, but I was able to find the ACNP
, a catalog of Italian periodicals. From there it looked like the library at Universitaria Alessandrina had a copy. I've sent them an email, but I have not received a response.Vuol note, o banconote
was published in Cronaca Bizantina
in the February 1, 1882 issue. It appears that this was a much more important publication, and will likely be easier to track down. WorldCat shows several hits which I'm still sifting through.
If anyone can help me track down these two songs, it would be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: Below is a list of songs in the Ricordi complete edition of Tosti songs that cannot yet be uploaded. This is a temporary measure until I get around to creating a wiki page for the collection.
La Rinnovazione, Vol. 4. - Retypset in this edition.