Leipzig: Fr. Kistner [PNs 4521; 4521.4571], . Large octavo. Full contemporary dark purple pebbled cloth with blindstamped rules to edges, titling gilt to upper. 1f. (recto title printed in light green and black within decorative borders, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents, verso blank), [i] (cast list and libretto), [ii]-xvii (libretto), [i] (blank),  (half-title), 2-260 pp.
Printer's note to lower margin of p. xvii "Druck von Brückner & Niemann in Leipzig."
Binding slightly worn and bumped. Occasional signs of wear; some browning and creasing; several leaves partially detached at lower inner margin;.
First Edition. OCLC no. 2477621.
Der Widerspänstigen Zähmung, to a libretto by Joseph Viktor Widmung and Goetz after Shakespeare, was first performed at the National Theater in Mannheim on October 11, 1874.
"[Goetz's] Second Symphony and Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung elicited lavish praise from George Bernard Shaw, writing in The World (22 November 1893; reprinted in Music in London): 'You have to go to Mozart’s finest quartets and quintets on the one hand, and to Die Meistersinger on the other, for work of the quality we find, not here and there, but continuously, in the Symphony and in the opera, two masterpieces which place him securely above all other German composers of the last hundred years, save only Mozart and Beethoven, Weber and Wagner.' That his works have not achieved a place in the repertory despite such praise is to be regretted." Christopher Fifield in Grove Music Online. Item #26207
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