The Viennese Tuning Collection is created to provide a completely revised and corrected edition for the modern Viennese Bass player as well as the modern Bass player who wants to play it in solo-tuning. Both parts are provided and just a few details are changed for the modern solo-tuning, in order to be playable. The original Viennese Bass part would also fit for modern orchestra-tuning. The edition preserves the original music with the minimal interference from the editor, that due to the circumstances in which the originals are, realized small corrections in articulations, dynamics and wrong notes. In an effort to make the Viennese tuning and its praxis more popular between modern Bassists, it was adapted to modern notation (all octaves are exactly as written).
The Aria “Per questa bella mano” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is presented here based in the manuscript preserved from the Austrian National Library (Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek) in a “Urtext” edition.
This set contains the Bass voice part, the original Viennese tuning part, the transcribed Solo tuning Double Bass part and the piano (reduction) score.