Idomeneo (K.366) (Vocal Score, hardback)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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Mozart Idomeneo (K.366) (Vocal Score, hardback)

On 29 January 1781 Idomeneo, K.366, received its first performance at the Cuvilliés-Theater in Munich.  It was Mozart’s second opera for the Munich court, the first being his opera buffa La finta giardiniera of 1775.

Apparently the Munich court itself chose the subject-matter of the new opera: the tragedy Idoménée by Antoine Danchet, in André Campra’s operatic setting of 1712.  It also provided detailed written instructions as to how the material was to be reworked into an Italian opera libretto.  These instructions – the “plan”, as Mozart and his father referred to them in their correspondence – has unfortunately disappeared.

This vocal score contains an appendix with markings and amendments for the premiere performance in Munich as well as the 1786 Vienna revision. Suggestions for cadenzas and the embellishment of fermatas in the vocal parts have been rendered as footnotes.

Due to numerous customer requests, Barenreiter is successively offering vocal scores to major Mozart operas in hardback editions again. This means you now have the choice: perhaps you prefer a slightly lower-priced and lighter soft-cover edition with excellent lay-flat characteristics or you feel that sturdier hardcover editions of important repertoire works are more likely to survive the rigours of a singer’s life.

- Urtext of the New Mozart Edition

- Full score (BA4562-01), vocal score (BA4562-90 paperback, BA4562-93 hardback) and study score format 22.5 x 16.5cm (TP322) available for sale

- Performance material available for hire (BA4562-72)

Heartz, Daniel
Baerenreiter Germany

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German, Italian