Wien: Universal Edition A.G. [PN U.E. 7407.], 1923. Folio. Original publisher's light green wrappers printed in dark green. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list and performance notes, verso blank), 5-93, [i] (blank) pp. Publisher's catalogue of operas, oratorios, and choral works arranged for piano and voice (Nr. 48 IX. 1923") to verso of lower wrapper.
Wrappers slightly worn and foxed; head and tail of spine slightly lacking. Margins of preliminary leaves slightly foxed and stained; corners bumped.
First Edition. Krenek Institut Gersamtwerkverzeichnis, p. 13. OCLC no. 944425.
Die Zwingburg, to a libretto by Franz Werfel after F. Demuth, was first performed in Berlin at the Staatsoper on October 20, 1924.
"At the beginning of 1922 Krenek met Anna Mahler, the daughter of Gustav Mahler. Their relationship, providing him with an entrée into the Mahler circle, resulted in Franz Werfel’s reworking of the libretto of Die Zwingburg and Alma Mahler’s introduction to Alban Berg."
"One of the most prolific composers of the 20th century, [Krenek] wrote in a wide variety of contemporary idioms." Garrett Bowles in Grove Music Online. Item #26048
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