[Op. 53.] Symphonia Domestica für grosses Orchester... Op. 53. Partitur. [Study score]. Richard STRAUSS.

[Op. 53.] Symphonia Domestica für grosses Orchester... Op. 53. Partitur. [Study score]

Berlin: Bote & Bock [PN 15613], [1904]. Large octavo. Full leather with titling gilt. [i] (title within decorative border printed in sepia), 2 (list of orchestral instruments), 3-123, [i] (blank) pp.

Printed note to foot of title: "In die "Universal-Edition" aufgenommen." No plate number to p. 42.

Former owner's signature in pencil to upper right corner of title: "Paul Weinberg September 1919."

Closely trimmed, with loss to plate number on p. 39. First signature partly detached. Slightly browned.

First Edition of the study score, issued simultaneously with the conductor's score. Trenner 209. Mueller von Asow p. 335.

Composed in 1902-1903; first performed in New York with Strauss conducting on March 21st 1904. "The Symphonia domestica inspired at first even more controversy than Ein Heldenleben... Originally titled Mein Heim: ein sinfonisches Selbst- und Familienporträt, the work was always referred to by Strauss as a symphony or symphonic poem, and there are indeed four sections that correspond loosely to symphonic movements: introduction (presentation of major characters and their themes), scherzando (child at play, his parents' happiness), cradle song and Adagio (child is put to bed, thereafter a parental love scene), and finale in the form of a double fugue (a new day begins with quarrelling and happy reconciliation)." Bryan Gilliam in Grove Music Online. Item #24642

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