Wien: Universal Edition, 1921. Oblong folio. Original publisher's boards. [i] title, [ii] edition statement, iii-viii textual commentary by Heinrich Schenker in German; 39 +  (blank) pp. Facsimile of the original autograph musical manuscript.
Boards slightly frayed at corners, spine reinforced with cloth tape.
Volume 1 in the series Muikalische Seltenheiten Wiener Liebhaberdrucke Geleitet von Otto Erich Deutsch.
With a presentation inscription to title in ink dated 1922. Additional later inscription to endpaper together with stamp of Prof. Dr. Gert von Gontard dated 1960.
One of the more unusual collections in Washington University’s Special Collections is that relating to the German author and editor, Gert von Gontard. Von Gontard was the founder and editor of the important literary and political magazine Neue Revue, whose strong anti-Nazi policy expressed in cartoons, articles, and poetry, put him on the Nazis’ “death list” in 1933. Von Gontard fled to the United States where he became an active member of the community of expatriate German artists and literary figures. He was particularly active in developing theatrical projects and, with the important producer-director Max Reinhardt, co-founded The Workshop, a Los Angeles theatrical academy. Upon moving to New York, von Gontard became an active member of that city’s theatrical community, notably through his efforts at bringing German theatre groups to New York.
Hilde von Gontard (Hilde Krüger) (1914-1991) was a German film actress who emigrated to the US and is reported to have been a German spy. Item #22848
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