Wien: Universal-Edition A.G. [PN U.E. 8206], . Folio. Original publisher's wrappers with a catalog of Weill's works to lower. [i] (title), [i] (cast list, instrumentation, and copyright notice), 3-51, [i] (blank) pp. Facsimile of copyist's manuscript.
Lower wrapper with printed note to foot: "No. 131/XII 1930."
Wrappers somewhat soiled; spine slightly frayed. Somewhat browned.
First Edition. OCLC no. 165418677.
"[Weill] was one of the outstanding composers in the generation that came to maturity after World War I, and a key figure in the development of modern forms of musical theatre. His successful and innovatory work for Broadway during the 1940s was a development in more popular terms of the exploratory stage works that had made him the foremost avant-garde theatre composer of the Weimar Republic." David Drew and J. Bradford Robinson in Grove Music Online.
Der Jasager, to a libretto by Bertolt Brecht after the Japanese noh play Taniko, was first performed at the Zentralinstitut für Erziehung und Unterricht in Berlin on June 23, 1930. "In its original form Der Jasager was one of Weill’s most successful compositions in Germany, receiving more than 300 performances before 1933." Stephen Hinton in Grove Music Online. Item #26824
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