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Don Giovanni K. 527, 540a, 540c Facsimile Edition

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Don Giovanni K. 527 is the original version of Mozart's famous opera, composed in 1787. It consists of two acts and follows the story of Don Giovanni, the legendary seducer. However, after its initial premiere, Mozart made several revisions and alternative versions of certain scenes. These revised versions are identified as K. 540a and K. 540c. K. 540a includes alterations to certain musical numbers, while K. 540c incorporates more extensive changes, including new music and different plot developments. These alternative versions provide insights into Mozart's creative process and showcase different interpretations of the characters and storylines within Don Giovanni.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Don Giovanni K. 527, 540a, 540c": Don Giovanni K. 527, 540a, 540c facsimile edition, published by Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2006

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Don Giovanni K. 527, 540a, 540c

Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2006

  • Commentary by Berke, Dietrich; Konrad, Ulrich; Packard, David
  • This is a partial facsimile of the original document, Don Giovanni K. 527, 540a, 540c: the facsimile might represent only a part, or doesn't attempt to replicate the format, or doesn't imitate the look-and-feel of the original document.

The facsimile is the complete reproduction of the whole original document, however, the pages - not trimmed according to the original - are set on a larger white background.

The facsimile edition was published in collaboration with Packard Humanities Institute (PHI).

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