Leipzig... Wien: Ludwig Doblinger (Bernhard Herzmansky) [PN D. 6157], . Folio. Original grey wrappers printed in dark green. [i] (title), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp. Publisher's catalogues to upper (works by Kornauth) and verso of lower wrapper. Copyright notice to foot of p. 2 dated 1920. Printer's note to final page of music: "Stich u. Druck der Waldheim=Eberle A.G." The caption title uses the spelling "Phantasie."
With an autograph inscription signed by the composer to title: "Weihnachten 1920 Herrn Dr. Gagstatter in dankbarer Verehrung und Ergebenheit Dr. Kornauth" (Christmas 1920 To Dr. Gagstatter in grateful veneration and devotion Dr. Kornauth).
Wrappers worn and quite browned; partially detached. Occasional offsetting; some leaves frayed at edges.
First Edition. Rare. WorldCat (5 copies only, 2 of which are in the U.S., at Eastman and Washington State University.
Kornauth was an Austrian composer and pianist. "In 1909 he moved to Vienna, studying at the Academy of Music with Robert Fuchs, among others, and at the university... and became a student of Guido Adler. Differences quickly developed between Kornauth and his next teacher, Schreker, whose interest in dramatic music did not accord with his pupil’s preference for lyrical composition. More apt supervision followed with Franz Schmidt... In his short autobiography (‘Versuch eines Selbstbildnisses'... 1958–9), Kornauth declared musical epigonism to be inherent in his personality." Gerold W. Gruber in Grove Music Online. Item #26850
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