Wien: Universal Edition A.G. [PN U.E. 9474], 1928. Folio. Original publisher's light green wrappers printed in dark green. 1f. (recto title, verso cast list, instrumentation, and copyright notice), 3-44 pp. Publisher's catalogue of Křenek's works ("Nr. 106 XII. 1928.") to verso of lower wrapper.
Wrappers slightly worn, soiled, and stained. Very lightly browned internally; occasional marks in pencil or blue crayon to upper margins, not affecting music.
First Edition. OCLC no. 1698069.
Schwergewicht, to Křenek's own libretto, was first performed in Wiesbaden at the Staatstheater on May 6, 1928.
"Both the plot and the music are dramaturgically cohesive and convincing. From the overture onwards, catchy dance rhythms, especially modern ballroom dancing music like blues, [waltz], tango milonga and foxtrot, determine the tempo and define the structure of the music... Krenek's music underscores the political event, which serves simple stage effects without much ado, without the ambition of being more than the plausible and pleasurable attire of a, despite all its profundity, quite enjoyable and entertaining theater experience." Wolfgang Ruf: Kreneks drei Einakter von 1928. Item #26045
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