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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
THREE FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS
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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
THREE FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS
Estimate
3,5004,500
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
THREE FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS
Partition de l'oeuvre 10 savoir: des six principaux quatuors...Cahier [I...II] [score] [K.387, 421, 428, 458, 464, 465], Vienna: Jean Traeg & Fils, [1803], first edition in score, 2 volumes in one, 85 and 95 pages, oblong 4to (23.6 x 32.4cm), plate numbers 224 and 225, price erased on titles ("4" supplied in manuscript to title of Cahier I), manuscript label to upper cover, nineteenth-century papered boards, small tear to last leaf repaired

Il dissoluto punito osia Il Don Giovanni, dramma giocoso in due Atti...Don Juan oder der steinerne Gast komische Oper in zwey Aufzügen [full score] [K.527], Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, [1801], first edition of the full score, 2 volumes in one, 552 pages, oblong 4to (24 x 32.4cm), engraved title with vignette (by Bolt after Kinninger), additional title in German to each volume, cast list, index, type-set music, text in Italian and German, music-seller's label ("Chez A. Kuntze...Amsterdam"), pasted over imprints, modern half calf, pp.553-590 lacking, pp.553-588 (and also pp.533-552) supplied in facsimile, pp.533-552 bound in between p.410 and p.411, the last 5 bars of Masetto's aria "Hò capito" also supplied in contemporary manuscript on a single leaf tipped in between p.410 and p.533, without wrappers and printed German libretto by Rochlitz, a few page numbers cropped, three tiny tears to edges of title repaired, two small tears to pp.145/146, some light browning, a few small stains 

Messe de Requiem Par Mozart Exécutée pour la premiere fois à Paris par le Conservatoire de Musique le 30 frimaire An 13 [21 December 1804] [score], Paris: À l'Imprimerie du Conservatoire, [1805?], 1 leaf, v, 138 pages, oblong 4to (24.5 x 34.4cm), stamps to title, including ownership stamp of Ferdinand Hérold ("F.H."), stitching holes, red morocco label to spine, with gilt lettering ("Requiem Mozart I.er Prix de Piano"), nineteenth-century green vellum, light spotting, browning to edges
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Literature

K.387 etc.: RISM M 6114; Don Giovanni: RISM M 4502, Haberkamp, pp.295-297, Fuld, p.371 (and plate VIII); Requiem: RISM M 4066

Catalogue Note

Don Giovanni was the first of Mozart's operas to be published in full score. Haberkamp and Fuld disagree as to whether or not the first edition should include the 14-page German libretto by Rochlitz (not present here): Haberkamp considers that it should appear, but does not make it an issue point in deciding priority. Fuld however claims that the early copies were sent out before Rochlitz's libretto was ready.

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