Mozart's Thematic Catalogue - ff. 13v-14r
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24 August to 6 November 1787
During 1787 Mozart was largely preoccupied with composing his new opera Don
Giovanni. The libretto was again written by Lorenzo da Ponte, and was based
on the legend of Don Juan. On 1 October Mozart travelled again to Prague to
conduct the premiere. After several delays the opera was finally performed on
the 29th and was a "triumphant success", according to Mozart in
a letter to his sister. Mozart conducted four performances.
24 August 1787
K526. A sonata in A for piano and violin.
28 October 1787 (in Prague)
K527. Don Giovanni (or Il dissoluto punito), a comic opera
in 2 acts, first performed in Prague on 29 October 1787.
3 November 1787 (in Prague)
K528. A dramatic recitative, Bella mia fiamma and aria, Resta o
cara, for soprano with Orchestral accompaniment. Mozart wrote this aria
for the singer Josepha Duschek. She and her husband Franz were close friends
of the Mozarts, and it was at their villa near Prague that Mozart completed
6 November 1787
K529. A song with piano accompaniment, Des kleinen Friedrichs Geburtstag.
The text was by Johann Eberhard Friedrich Schall, and the title refers to the
text, which had been written to celebrate the ninth birthday of Crown Prince
Fredrich of Anhalt-Dessau on 29 December 1778.
6 November 1787
K530. A song with piano accompaniment, Das Traumbild. This song was
published under the name of one of Mozart's pupils, Gottfried von Jacquin, with
Musical extracts recorded at the Royal College of Music, London