Leipzig; Wien: W. Karczag [PN W.K. 1204.], [ca. 1916]. Folio. Original publisher's wrappers with portrait illustration in colour by Margot Gruenberg. 1f. (recto title, verso cast list and table of contents), 3-84 pp. With supralinear text in German.
Handstamps and ownership signature of Victor Månsson and music seller's handstamp to upper wrapper and title.
Wrappers worn, soiled, and creased. Somewhat browned and brittle; first signature detached; occasional minor soiling; small tear to lower margin of free rear endpaper.
First Edition. OCLC no. 81337351.
Die Rose von Stambul was first performed at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna on December 2, 1916.
"After a run of lesser successes, [Fall] regained popularity with Die Kaiserin (1915), Die Rose von Stambul (1916) and Madame Pompadour (1922)."
"Though never achieving the lasting success of Lehár, 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. Item #26925
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