L'oca del Cairo, K.422 (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)



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Editor Paul Waldersee
Publisher. Info. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Werke, Serie XXIV:
Supplemente, Bd.2, No.37
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1885. Plate W.A.M. 422.
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Fynnjamin (2012/3/21)

Arranger Julius André (1808−1880)
Language Italian / German
Publisher. Info. Offenbach a/M: Johann André, n.d.[1861]?. Plate 7399.
Misc. Notes Includes orchestral cues. There are reviews of this pre-1861, suggesting that Hofmeister was a bit slow on the uptake here. NMA dates this to 1855.
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Arranger Julius André (1808−1880)
Charles Constantin (1835−1891)
Language French
Translator Victor Wilder (1835−1892), French text
Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel, n.d.[1867]. Plate H.4790.
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For Piano solo (Bizet)

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Arranger Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel, n.d.[1867]. Plate H. 4790.
Misc. Notes Two missing pages from the Overture inserted, extracted from same publisher's VS and edited by uploader.
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General Information

Work Title L'oca del Cairo
Alternative. Title The Goose of Cairo; Die Gans von Cairo . Dramma giocoso per musica (NMA classification) ; Comische oper (RISM)
Composer Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. K.422
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWM 356
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts (unfinished)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1783–84
First Publication. 1855–61 (somewhere in there) – Offenbach a./M.: Johann André (vocal score)
Librettist Giovanni Battista Varesco (1735−1805)
Language Italian; translations in German, French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
Don Pippo (bass)
Donna Pantea, Don Pippo's wife, believed to be dead (soprano)
Celidora (soprano)
Biondello (tenor)
Calandrino, Donna Pantea's nephew (tenor)
Lavina, Celidora's companion (soprano)
Chichibio, Don Pippo's major-domo (bass)
Auretta (soprano)
2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns (F/E/C/B), 2 trumpets (C)
strings, continuo (harpsichord/fortepiano)
Related Works Pieces based on 'L'oca del Cairo'
Primary Sources Mss short score, 1866-99 (D-WRha, DNT 480)
External Links Wikipedia article
NMA score (notes, score, appendix and dialogue)
NMA report (German)
Opera Stanford
Extra Information The opera's libretto is included in the appendix of the Revisionsbericht for Series 5 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Werke.

Misc. Comments

"Bizet (G.)" (probably Georges Bizet) made a piano solo transcription of this, published by Heugel in 1867 (as L'oie du Caire) (Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 2e série, 56e année, Nº 47, 23 Novembre 1867, Nº p.542, r.2852.)
RISM does list choral parts; doesn't seem to exist in the NMA version. The list of dramatis personæ has choral parts that may relate to the parts of the libretto never composed by Mozart.

Operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart