Wien - Leipzig: Universal-Edition [PN U.E. 9959], 1930. Folio. Full dark brown cloth, titling gilt to spine, decorative endpapers. 1f. (recto title with publisher's overpaste, verso cast list and copyright statement), vii, 6-252 pp. Text in German only.
Robinson Crusoé, to a libretto by Cormon and Crémieux after D. Defoe), was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on November 23, 1867.
"[Offenbach] was, with Johann Strauss (ii), one of the two composers of outstanding significance in popular music of the 19th century and the composer of some of the most exhilaratingly gay and tuneful music ever written... Moreover, it was through the success of Offenbach’s works abroad that operetta became an established international genre, producing outstanding national exponents in Strauss, Sullivan and Lehár and evolving into the 20th-century musical." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. Item #28860
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