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



Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1784)
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Editor Paul Waldersee
Publisher. Info. Mozarts Werke, Serie XXIV:
Supplemente, Bd.2, No.37
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1885. Plate W.A.M. 422.
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Vocal Scores

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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.(1860?). Plate 7399.
Misc. Notes Includes orchestral cues. NMA dates this vocal score to 1855 (perhaps in part because there is a preface to this vocal score, which they reproduce, dated to March 1855- though perhaps it was still published afterwards?). (Reviewed in the 31 August 1860 Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, p.80.) Our plate table would actually suggest 1853.
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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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Arrangements and Transcriptions


For 2 Flutes (Sielemann)

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Arranger Jan Sielemann (b. 1970)
Publisher. Info. Jan Sielemann, 2020.
Misc. Notes Auszüge aus L'oca del Cairo KV 422 und Lo sposo deluso KV 430
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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. Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 2e série, 56e année, Nº 47, 23 Novembre 1867, p.542, r.2852.
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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)
Name Translations La oca del Cairo; Каирский гусь; カイロの鵞鳥; La Ansero de Kairo; Каїрський гусак; Gęś z Kairu; האווז מקהיר; Husa z Káhiry; Η χήνα του Καΐρου
Name Aliases KV 422; The Goose of Cairo; The Cairo Goose; K. 422; Káhirská husa
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 176800922; LCCN: no92016308; BNF: 13945215r
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. 1860 (selections) / 1861 (vocal score) – 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'
Manuscript 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.

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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.

Selections were published in 1860, complete vocal score in 1861. See Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1860), p.190, Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1861), p.90.

Operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart