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The partnership between composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and poet Lorenzo da Ponte is quite possibly the most inspired in all of musical history; somehow, their operas reach more deeply into the human soul than any before or since. Don Giovanni is one of the great ones: it is an exploration not only of lust and indulgence, but of obsession and class structure. This full orchestral score from Dover lays it all out in front of you. Be aware that, because it is an orchestral score, it won't be of much use to a rehearsal pianist and will probably be too bulky for everyday use by singers. You should also be aware that this is a reprint of an out-of-copyright score originally issued in 1941 by a German publisher, C. F. Peters of Leipzig. That means, among other things, that the alternate language is German. But if you've got an English translation (or if you don't need one), and want to examine Mozart's art closely, you may find this very useful.
Series: Dover Vocal Scores
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (February 3, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.7 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Yet another excellent Dover publication
11 people found this helpful.
on March 31, 2000
Dover has done it again. This opera (one of the best ever written) is done up beautifully for everyone; from someone just looking into an opera for the first time to an experienced veteran. I would recommend it for all. As a bonus, it includes the Concert Ending of the Overture, the Transposition of the Aria No. 21b and the But in the Finale No. 24. The Editor’s Commentary is also very informative and interesting. A must have for any Mozart lover’s collection.
Outstanding as Usual
5 people found this helpful.
on August 31, 2001
By A Reviewer
One of the world’s best operas printed by one of the world’s best publishers – it couldn’t be much better. Dover Publications’ scores are always of the highest quality: Large pages and clear type for ease in reading, and a sewn spine (not glued) for flexability and durability. To make it even better, contained between the well-fabricated covers of this score is arguably the best opera ever composed by arguably the best composer the world has ever seen. Ladies and gentlemen, it doesn’t get any better than this. If you like Mozart or if you like Don Giovanni, be sure to acquire this score as soon as possible.
This is the Full Score (Not Vocal Score as other reviewer stated)
2 people found this helpful.
on August 26, 2011
By Robert Brown
This is the full score. Not the vocal score as previously mentioned. It matches the blue cover shown above. It is a fantastic opera and a fantastic reprint of the score. Do not hesitate to order!
Exactly what expected.
One person found this helpful.
on July 29, 2011
I received my Don Giovanni the next day after I ordered it, even though I expected it to arrive after two days ( I am a Prime member with two-day free shipping). The book arrived exactly as desribed. This is a vocal score, meaning that the orchestra is reduced to a piano. In the bibliographical note it states that this Dover edition is a republication of the edition originally published by G.Schirmer, NY, 1900. The lyrics are in Italian and English(translation by Natalie Macfarren). The layout on the page is clean and quite easy to read. I haven’t worked from the score yet, but the only problem I foresee coming is the fact that it won’t stay open on the piano stand. So some bending is most likely required. In my opinion this score it’s is great for the price!
Never Invite a Statue to Dinner
on April 6, 2015
By Grandma Susie
Not the Schirmer hardcover, but delightful anyway. I gave hard-bound copy to my then-fiancé 50 years ago, inscribed with the words “Il Mio Tesoro Intanto.” We gave it to our granddaughters and I inscribed it: Never invite a statue to dinner.
Great Paperback Score!
One person found this helpful.
on December 28, 2008
By Jeanette LaVoy
IN an age when opera scores are expensive and some out of print, it’s wonderful to find a company who is keeping singers and accompanists well stocked. My old score fell apart. I was delighted to find that Dover’s pages corresponded to my former score.
on January 13, 2013
By Aaron Daniel
Great score for the price, but the critical Mozart full scores are much better. I probably wouldn’t buy it again but its a good first score
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