Suitable for intermediate to advanced level pianists of all ages, the second volume of this original series contains the nine later sonatas: Sonata No. 10 in C major, K.330; Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331; Sonata No. 12 in F major, K. 332; Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333; Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457; Sonata No. 15 in F major, K. 533; Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545; Sonata No. 17 in B-flat, K. 570; and Sonata No. 18 in D major, K. 576. Additional pieces include the Rondo in A minor, K. 511 and Adagio in B minor, K. 540.
This edition, based on Mozart's autograph manuscript and early German translations of the libretto, embodies both the original Italian libretto of Lorenzo Da Ponte and a new corrected version of the German text. It is totally complete and contains all passages, including some that are missing from other editions and often cut in performances. In addition, the Editor's Commentary includes a complete review of all dubious passages and text problems.
This full orchestral score is an indispensable aid for study and for anyone listening to recordings or live performances. In no other manner can the listener or student keep full awareness of the many elements that make up this opera.
* No. 1, Sonata in C Major
* No. 2, Sonata in F Major
* No. 3, Sonata in B Major
* No. 4, Sonata in E-Flat Major
* No. 5, Sonata in G Major
* No. 6, Sonata in D Major
* No. 7, Sonata in C Major
* No. 8, Sonata in A Major
* No. 9, Sonata in D Major
* No. 10, Sonata in C Major
* No. 11, Sonata in A Major (Turkish March)
* No. 12, Sonata in F Major
* No. 13, Sonata in B Major
* No. 14a, Fantasy No. 4
* No. 14b, Sonata in C Minor
* No. 15, Sonata in C Major
* No. 16, Sonata in B Major
* No. 17, Sonata in D Major
* No. 18, Fantasy No. 1 with Fugue in C Major
* No. 19, Fantasy No. 2 in C Minor
* No. 20, Fantasy No. 3 in D Minor
In the nearly 200 years since it was first performed at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Cosi fan tutte has waxed and waned and waxed again in popularity. The music, with its richness of melody, harmony, and texture, and its perfection of form, has never been considered less than brilliant. The libretto, however, has not been as well received as evidenced by attempts in the 19th century to "improve" it, making it more possible to the overly decorous sensibilities of the Victorians.
In examining the reaction of 19th-century opera goers, the noted British composer, conductor, and musicologist Spike Hughes laments, "The opera must indeed have seemed to them sadly untypical of the Divine Mozart, who not only seemed to enjoy this trivialities, not to say indecencies, of an exquisitely constructed libretto, but even went so far as to squander an unending stream of lovely music on worthless characters and contemptible situations."
The "worthless" characters are Ferrando and Guglielmo, two Italian army officers in love with two Neapolitan sisters, Fiodiligi and Dorabella. The "contemptible" situation is a wager and the comedy of deception that ensues: bragging of their ladies' fidelity, the two officers are challenged by a sage but cynical Don Alfonso who declares, "The faithfulness of woman is like the phoenix: everybody has heard about it, but nobody has ever actually seen it."
In the 20th century Cosi fan tutte has once again secured its rightful and prestigious place among the world's great operas. This volume, containing the full score with Italian and German text, is reproduced from one of the most complete, accurate, and scholarly editions available. It also contains a new translation of the German editors' frontmatter and critical commentary, which includes a review of dubious passages and text problems. Beautifully and clearly engraved, this modestly priced edition of Cosi fan tutte will be welcomed by musicians, students, and all opera lovers.
This addition to Dover's series of vocal scores for the world's most popular operas contains the complete music for voice with a piano reduction of the orchestral part. Handsome and inexpensive, it features large pages and clear type for easy reading. Reproduced from an authoritative edition, and including an English-language version of the libretto, this edition of Don Giovanni will prove an indispensable, practical aid for soloists, chorus members, and rehearsal pianists.
Mozart's piano sonatas and fantasies comprise a body of work so central to the keyboard repertoire that a thorough acquaintance with them is as essential for every serious pianist as it is rewarding for piano students at all levels.
This excellent edition contains all 19 sonatas and 4 fantasies, including works that have been erroneously omitted from most Mozart editions. Ranging in their technical demands from the relatively easy Sonata in C Major, K545 (one of the most popular piano works ever composed), to the profoundly moving Fantasy in D Minor, K397, and the challenging Sonata No. 19 in D Major, K576, these works are imbued with the clarity, grace, variety, and limitless invention that have made them perennial favorites with performers and audiences alike. Reprinted from authoritative editions, including Breitkopf & Härtel's Complete Works, this volume is among the lowest-priced and most thorough editions now available.
* Sonata in D Major, K. 381 (123a)
* Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 358 (186c)
* Sonata in F Major, K. 497
* Sonata in C Major, K. 521
* Andante in B Flat Major, K. 5b (9b)
* Siciliano in D Minor, K. 15u
* Andante in G Minor, K. 15r
* Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397 (385g)
* Rondo in D Major, K. 485
* Twelve Variations on "Ah, Vous Dirai-Je, Maman," K. 300e (265)
*Concerto in A Major, K. 219 (Allegro aperto)
*Concerto in A Major, K. 219 (Adagio)
*Concerto in A Major, K. 219 (Rondo: Tempo di minuetto)