Berlin: Harmonie [PN 182], .
Folio. Black cloth-backed black paper-covered boards with octagonal label with "Der fidele Bauer Dirigier-Auszug" in manuscript to upper. 1f. (recto title, verso table of contents), 1f. (recto copyright notice, verso cast list), 1f. (recto part title, verso blank), 3-175, [i] (blank) pp.
Piano-vocal score for the director, extensively marked up for performance with cues, and annotations in German in gray and multi-colored pencils. "Emil Richter Theater-Verlag Hamburg 36" handstamped to title. Blank verso of final page signed and dated "30.12.51 Vohenstrauß (Opf. [Oberpfaltz]) K. Pöllmann. With 2 typed pages of dialogue in Bavarian dialect laid in.
Binding worn and bumped. Quite worn and soiled internally with frequent stains, tears, minor loss, and crude repairs, occasionally affecting music. Slightly foxed.
First Edition. OCLC no. 43140078.
Der fidele Bauer was first performed in Mannheim in 1907.
Fall "gave up conducting in 1906 and settled in Vienna to concentrate on operetta composition. Der fidele Bauer (1907), Die Dollarprinzessin (1907) and Die geschiedene Frau (1908) swiftly established him alongside Lehár and Oscar Straus in the forefront of the new generation of operetta composers and brought him international fame... Fall composed some of the most captivating operetta music of the 20th century. He seemingly pandered much less to popular taste than to his own, combining a talent for glowing melody with a particular ability for setting rhythmically irregular, conversational texts. Like Lehár, he was unusual in operetta of the time in orchestrating his own works, and could draw from the orchestra a translucent sound, texturally more like chamber music." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online.
The present director's score serves as valuable witness to historical performances of the work.
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