Wien - Leipzig: Universal-Edition [PN U.E. 3096. 5369.], 1915.
Folio. Original publisher's black wrappers with titling gilt to upper and spine. Secessionist vignette design to upper.
[i] (title within decorative border), [ii] (cast list), 3-315, [i] (blank) pp.
First published in 1911 (or possibly 1912) and performed at the Frankfurt Opera on 18 August 1912. Libretto by the composer.
"The principal document of Schreker’s self-discovery is Der ferne Klang, whose social and ethical concerns, including a critique of art-for-art’s-sake idealism and a frank exploration of the enigmas of sexuality and eroticism, would remain central to his output for the stage. As in most of his subsequent operas, the plot springs from and is encapsulated by a musical-dramatic symbol. His bold heterogeneity of dramatic devices and musical means, in addition to the sheer fecundity of his timbral imagination, make Der ferne Klang one of the seminal works of 20th-century opera." Christopher Hailey in Oxford Music Online.
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