Don Giovanni in Full Score
This is the complete orchestral and vocal score of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, considered by many to be the greatest opera ever written. This edition contains all the music Mozart wrote for Don Giovanni, both for the original version performed in Prague (1787) and the alterations – Don Ottavio’s aria “Dalla sua pace,” Elvira’s aria (and its transposition to D Major) “Mi tradì quell’ alma ingrata,” Zerlina and Leporello’s duet “Per quese tue manine,” the cut in the finale – made for the first Viennese performance six months later, as well as the concert ending of the overture.
The editors, Georg Schünemann and Kurt Soldan, worked directly from Mozart’s autograph manuscript and from early copies make under Mozart’s supervision, correcting many errors that had persisted since Mozart’s time. An extensive commentary lists all vague or controversial elements the editors encountered in the score. In addition the complete Italian libretto and stage directions by Lorenzo Da Ponte and a German translation of the vocal text by Georg Schünemann have also been included.
Do not confuse this with a piano rendering; it is the full orchestral score. In addition to its obvious uses for study, this score is also an indispensable associate for anyone listening to record sets or broadcasts. In no other manner can the listener or student keep full awareness of the many elements that make up this opera.
Unabridged republication of the c. 1941 edition published by C. F. Peters, Leipzig. German translation of libretto by Georg Schünemann. Preliminary matter, editorial remarks in the score, and Editor’s Commentary translated by Stanley Appelbaum specially for this edition. 468 pages.
Item number: 9780486427560
Publisher: Dover Publications
Author / Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart