Cosi fan tutte o sia: La Scuola degli Amanti. Opera in due Atti da W. A. Mozart. Ridotto per il Piano Forte da C. G. Neefe. Prezzo 24 Frs. [KV 588]. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Cosi fan tutte o sia: La Scuola degli Amanti. Opera in due Atti da W. A. Mozart. Ridotto per il Piano Forte da C. G. Neefe. Prezzo 24 Frs. [KV 588]
First Fortepiano Arrangement of Cosi fan Tutte

Cosi fan tutte o sia: La Scuola degli Amanti. Opera in due Atti da W. A. Mozart. Ridotto per il Piano Forte da C. G. Neefe. Prezzo 24 Frs. [KV 588]

Bonna e Colonia [Bonn, Köln]: presso N. Simrock [N 91], [in 1802 or a little later]. Text in Italian and German. In contemporary half leather. Panels covered with green paste paper. Paper title vignettes on front panel and spine, lettered in ink. 208, (2) p. [with reoccurring page numbers: p. 38 [1]–2 (verso blank), 63 A–D.]. Humble library mark and illegible ownership inscription on title. Cover bumped at corners. Spine slightly rubbed. Sporadic foxing and occasional light stains here and there. Overall in fine condition.

First fortepiano arrangement for Così fan tutte, by Christian Gottlob Neefe.

First fortepiano transcription, and the second for keyboards, for Mozart’s opera, Così fan tutte, which was premiered in 1790 in Vienna. Arranged by Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748–1798), the German composer and conductor, who was the principal piano teacher of Ludwig van Beethoven.

The present issue was published in 1802 or a little later, with the cast list on p. [209], which was on the first page in earlier issues. Neefe’s transcription for fortepiano was only preceded by Siegfried Schmiedt’s harpsichord arrangement published by Breitkopf in 1794.

RISM M 4696

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Price: €3,000.00

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