Il Mio Tesoro by Mozart, arr. Pratten (PDF)
Il Mio Tesoro from Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arrangement by Catharina Josepha Pratten (1824-1895), also know as Madame Sidney Pratten. Video lesson and performance. Sheet Music for Classical Guitar with both a notation-only edition and a tab edition. Left hand fingering. This is a PDF Download. The level is Intermediate, Grade 4-5.
Catharina Josepha Pratten (also know as Madame Sidney Pratten), was born Catharina Josepha Pelzer in Mülheim. She was a German guitarist, composer and teacher. Her father, Ferdinand Pelzer, was German guitarist and music teacher. Later married to flautist Robert Sidney Pratten, hence the name in the method book and elsewhere. This piece for classical guitar comes from Madame R. Sidney Pratten’s Guitar School (1859).
“Il mio tesoro” (or “Il mio tesoro intanto”) is an aria for lyric tenor voice from scene 2 in act 2 of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. In the aria, Don Ottavio, a young nobleman, urges the listener to assure his (the nobleman’s) beloved fiancée, Donna Anna, that he intends to secure vengeance for her against the man who murdered her father.
Bar 1 – More advanced players may wish to finger the first chord with fingers 2, 3, and 4 to avoid the shift of position. YouTube Lesson Link.