Berlin: Adolph Fürstner [PN A. 7903 F.], [ca.1928]. Folio. Quarter vellum with dark gray paper boards, titling gilt to upper, original decorative upper wrapper bound in. [i] (title), [ii] (statement regarding performance rights), [iii] ("Personen"), [iv] (blank), pp. 5-336. Text in German.
Binding somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped. Occasional spotting.
First Edition, variant issue. Trenner 255. Mueller von Asow p. 821. With additional plate numbers to foot of pp. [ii] and [iii] and without dedication leaf.
First performed at the Staatsoper in Dresden on June 6, 1928 with Fritz Busch conducting and in a revised version at the Festspielhaus in Salzburg on August 14, 1933.
"Strauss’s score is loyally inventive. The ‘thematic transformations’ are endless, the orchestral pictures fresh, the pace well varied. If the musical tagging of every dramatic element sounds like period routine, the opera has a saving lyrical grace: more relaxed and fluid than either his preceding Hofmannsthal opera, Die Frau ohne Schatten, or the more recent Intermezzo to his own text." Grove Music Online. Item #21140
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