Berlin: Ed. Bote & G. Bock [PN B. & B. 19708], . Folio. Full contemporary dark blue textured cloth, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (frontispiece photograph of the composer by Becker & Maass in Berlin, with facsimile autograph signature), [i] (title), [i] (cast list), 1f. (translator's note), 3-284 pp. Text in German and Italian.
Printer's note to lower margin of p. 284.
Trimmed; very lightly browned; some very light dampstaining and slight cockling to lower inner margins; occasional light soiling. "Rezensions-Exemplar" handstamped to upper inner corner of p. 3, slightly affecting text. An attractive copy overall.
First Edition. OCLC no. 4561399.
La campana sommersa, to a libretto by Claudio Guastalla after Gerhart Hauptmann's play Die versunkene Glocke, was first performed in Hamburg at the Stadttheater on November 18, 1927. Respighi "responded vividly to the fantasy elements in the story. The first act, set in the realm of the fairies, contains music whose kaleidoscopic colourfulness can fully match that in his best tone poems. Haunting, too, are the various chiming, tolling effects that reverberate through the score (and not only at the opera’s climax)." John C.G. Waterhouse in Grove Music Online. Item #26383
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