Berlin: Adolph Fürstner [PN A.5206F.], . Folio. Quarter dark brown leather with dark brown textured cloth boards, original publisher's upper wrapper illustrated by Max Tilke printed in blue, red and black laid down to upper. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [i] (cast list), [i] (blank), 3-201, [i] (blank). Text in German. Printer's mark to lower right corner of p. 201: "Stich und Druck von C.G. Röder, Leipzig." With plate numbers "A.5202.5206 F." to cast list.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; head of spine slightly defective. Minimally foxed; occasional browning and thumbing; publisher's handstamp to foot of title.
First Edition, first issue. Trenner 203. Mueller von Asow p. 307.
First performed at the Königliches Opernhaus in Dresden on November 21, 1901 with Ernst von Schuch conducting.
"Despite its risqué text, Feuersnot boasted distinguished interpreters from the start: in Dresden the cross-grained lovers were Annie Krull and Karl Scheidemantel, destined respectively to be Strauss’s original Electra and the first Rosenkavalier Faninal, in Vienna Leopold Demuth sang the hero while Mahler conducted, and Berlin fielded Emmy Destinn as the (anti-)heroine. Since then, at least in Bavaria and adjacent regions, the opera has kept a toehold in the repertory." Bryan Gilliam and Charles Youmans in Grove Music Online
Tilke (1869-1942) was a noted German artist and illustrator. Item #24697
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