[K384]. Die Entführung aus dem Serail ein komisches Singspiel in drey Aufzügen... Im Klavierauszuge von August Eberhard Müller. [Piano-vocal score]. Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART.
[K384]. Die Entführung aus dem Serail ein komisches Singspiel in drey Aufzügen... Im Klavierauszuge von August Eberhard Müller. [Piano-vocal score].

[K384]. Die Entführung aus dem Serail ein komisches Singspiel in drey Aufzügen... Im Klavierauszuge von August Eberhard Müller. [Piano-vocal score].

Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel [without PN], [1796]. Large oblong quarto. Contemporary patterned paper boards with decorative cut-paper label to upper with contemporary calligraphic titling and decoration. [i] (title), [i] (cast list), 154 pp. Typeset. Text in German.

Binding somewhat worn and rubbed. Uniformly browned throughout; occasional light creasing; several leaves with minor marks in pencil or blue crayon.

Second edition. Very scarce. Köchel p. 384. Hoboken, Vol. 11, 142. Hirsch, Vol. IV, 48. RISM M4248.

A Singspiel in three acts, first performed in Vienna at the Burgtheater on July 16, 1782 to a libretto by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner (Belmont und Constanze, oder Die Entführung aus dem Serail), adapted and enlarged by Gottlieb Stephanie the Younger.

"[Mozart's] prodigality of invention... is... a cause of the opera’s enduring fascination. Even as it endangers the dramatic whole, the music, paradoxically through its creation for a specific group of remarkable singers, turns the actors in this serious comedy into humans a little larger than life but of universal appeal." Julian Rushton in Grove Music Online.

The arranger of this edition, August Eberhard Müller (1767-1817), served as Thomaskantor in Leipzig from 1801 until 1810, and as court Kapellmeister in Weimar thereafter.

A very attractive early edition of Mozart's well-known Singspiel. Item #25761

Price: $2,200.00  other currencies

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