Until 2014, the Scherzo in A minor was known only in a version for strings (SC 34) and its connection to the Trio in F major SC 52 was not documented. Newly found sources made it possible to identify Puccini’s orchestral version of the Scherzo and to assert that in fact the Trio is conceived for the Scherzo. This edition corresponds to the first critical edition of the Scherzo in its original orchestral version and the first edition of the Trio in an orchestration completed by Virgilio Bernardoni. The Scherzo and the original versions of the Trio (Puccini’s orchestration of the mm. 1–12 and the complete draft of the framework of the score) are included in the vol. II/1 of the Edizione Nazionale delle Opere di Giacomo Puccini (Works for orchestra, Carus 56.002).
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