MOZART: IL SERAGLIO

MS 5443
MS Short Title MOZART: DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
Text WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL, KV 384, COPYIST'S FULL SCORE
Description MS in German, French and Italian on paper, Wien, ca. 1790, 442 pp., 26x36 cm, single column, (24x35 cm), ruled with 10-16 staves, by 4 copyists.
Binding Wien, early 19th c., quarter leather with marbled boards sewn on 4 cords.
Context There are 16 other copyists' full score MSS known, used in the 31 years between the first performance in 1782 and the first edition of the printed score by Simrock in Bonn in 1813. The autographs are in Berlin and Krakow.
Provenance 1. Ginette Thibaud (Vicomptesse de Chambuse), Paris (-1985); 2. Otto Haas, London, cat. 45:53, acquired Oct. 2010.
Commentary This MS does not contain Mozart's shortened form of bars 79-93, but has the first version of 29 bars rather than 15, thus containing 10 bars of Mozart's music in its earliest form, which has never been published.
Place of origin Wien
Dates 1790

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