Wein: [Universal], .
Folio. Original publisher's textured purple boards with printed label to upper. 38 pp. (facsimile of the autograph full score), 1f. (colophon).
Binding slightly worn and browned; head of spine torn; previous owner's name to upper outer corner of front pastedown.
Trenner p. 128.
In the series Philharmonia-Facsimiliedrucke, number 3.
"The most metaphysical of his tone poems, Tod und Verklärung (1888–9) is based not on a literary text but on a narrative of the composer's own conception: a dying artist, obsessed by an artistic Ideal, is transfigured at death to recognize his Ideal in eternity. A poem by Ritter published in the score postdates the composition, though the musical theme for the Ideal may have been inspired by one from Ritter's symphonic waltz Olafs Hochzeitsreigen. In Tod und Verklärung death is less the issue than transfiguration, a lifelong fascination for Strauss (with its abundant musical possibilities), one that manifests itself from Rosenkavalier through to Metamorphosen." Bryan Gilliam and Charles Youmans in Grove Music Online.
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