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Appendix B Notable and Recommended Editions

The criteria for the following discussion of the best editions to use need to be explained. Any score printed, piano-vocal or orchestral, should be complete — all music should be there. Traditional cuts may or may not be indicated, but no edition is really very good that omits music, no matter how typical the cut may be. Consequently, I cannot recommend the G. Schirmer Lucia di Lammermoor or Le Nozze di Figaro. The Lucia has a major omission of coda material at the end of the Enrico-Lucia duet. In Figaro, they omit part of the “Aprite, presto, aprite” duettino. These are both now performed complete quite regularly and need to be printed.