Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1555-1612) is the greatest Venetian composer of the late Renaissance and one of the most significant figures of the period. Since the time when Richard Charteris was invited by the American Institute of Musicology to edit Giovanni Gabrieli's complete works in twelve volumes for the series Corpus mensurabitis music, he has uncovered a considerable number of previously unknown works by this composer and has discovered a vast quantity of hitherto unknown sources of his music. This thematic catalogue presents data about these discoveries and many others besides collating an enormous amount of widely-scattered information.
Emeritus Professor in Historical Musicology at the University of Sydney. He has published extensively in the field of music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, comprising a large number of monographs, scholarly articles and critical editions printed in Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
He is the world authority on Giovanni Gabrieli and on a number of other composers as well as some collectors of the period, and he has uncovered a vast quantity of otherwise unknown early works and sources in northern hemisphere collections. Professor Charteris’s editions are used worldwide for concerts and recordings.
He is a Governor of the Dolmetsch Foundation of Great Britain, and a member of editorial boards in Europe and the USA. In 1990 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and in 2002 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London. Among awards he has received is the Centenary Medal in recognition of his contribution to international musicology. For further information, see his website: www.richardcharteris.com