About us

The Fondazione Arcadia is an independent foundation created with the aim of rediscovering, re-evaluating and increasing the knowledge of musical heritage of the most significant Italian authors of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth century. It is based in Milano.
Fondazione Arcadia is a nationally recognized non-profit organization.

The foundation

  • promotes musicological research, working on diggerent scattered sources in libraries all over the world
  • edits unpublished and little known repertories in critical editions, elaborates thematic catalogues, organizes conferences and seminars
  • promotes the ensemble Accademia d’Arcadia (with original instruments), which, among other activities, performs and records the most significant works published by the foundation

The Scientific Board directs and coordinates the activities of research and publication.


The critical editions are published in the series Fondazione Arcadia – Musiche italiane del Settecento, in collaboration with the Società Italiana di Musicologia, LIM Editore – Lucca.

The foundation has created the ensemble Accademia d’Arcadia
The group varies from 6 to 30 elements.
In 2019 a young vocal ensemble has been added to the instrumental ensemble.
Both groups are under the artistic direction of Alessandra Rossi Lürig.

The Foundation is non-profit, and is legally recognized on a national level.

Fondazione Arcadia is a member of
Società Italiana di Musicologia
Società Editrice di Musicologia
Society for Seventeenth-Century Music

Editorial Board
(Series «Musiche italiane del Settecento», LIM editrice, Lucca)

Bianca Maria Antolini
Alberto Basso
Mariateresa Dellaborra
Friedrich Lippmann
Guido Salvetti
Agostino Ziino


Bianca Maria Antolini
Renato Palazzi
Alessandra Rossi Lürig
Guido Salvetti
Fabio Vacchi

Artistic Director

Alessandra Rossi Lürig


Giovanni Scoz


Fondazione Arcadia