J. Brahms, autograph manuscript of the op. 120 n. 1

The defining quality of Andrea Massimo Grassi is to achieve a greater knowledge and understanding of the works text as well as the musical thoughts by their author.

The main fruit of this activity have been brought together in the Urtext edition of the Quintet for clarinet and strings by Brahms, published in 2000 by Henle Verlag of Munich, and in the volume ‘Fräulein Klarinette’. La genesi e il testo delle opere per clarinetto di J. Brahms [‘Fräulein Klarinette’. The genesis and the text of J. Brahms’s clarinet works] published in 2006 by ETS (Pisa), mentioned both in Italy and abroad, as reference publications.

Furthermore, he published papers on W. A. Mozart (Fedeltà al testo e interpretazione musicale, in Mozart 2006, Quinto seminario di Filologia musicale, a c. di Giacomo Fornari, ets, Pisa 2011, pp. 233–57) and on C. M. von Weber («Il Quintetto è un capolavoro». Osservazioni sul testo e sull’interpretazione del Quintetto per clarinetto e archi di Carl Maria von Weber, in Maria Caraci Vela, La filologia musicale. Istituzioni, storia, strumenti critici, vol. III, LIM, Lucca 2013, pp. 347–78).

The publications of Andrea Massimo Grassi have been included in the main libraries around the world and chosen by many universities, while some of them have been translated abroad.

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