Selections from operas. [Solo piano arrangments]. Richard STRAUSS.
Selections from operas. [Solo piano arrangments]
Selections from operas. [Solo piano arrangments]
Selections from operas. [Solo piano arrangments]

Selections from operas. [Solo piano arrangments]

Berlin: Adolph Fürstner.

Folio. 7 scores in original publisher's printed wrappers.

[Op. 50]. Feuersnot ... Liebesszene; arr. Otto Singer. [PN A. 5277 F.], ©1902. 7 pp. With "Musikprobe Der bürger als Edelmann" printed at head of lower wrapper.
[Op. 59]. Der Rosenkavalier ... Frühstücks-scene; arr. Carl Besl. [PN A. 5926] F., ©1911. [8] pp. With "Musikprobe from Der bürger als Edelmann" at head of page 1 "Musikprobe Ariadne auf Naxos" at head of page 8.
[Op. 59]. Der Rosenkavalier ... Szene des Ochs von Lerchenau; arr. Carl Besl. [PN A. 6137 F.], ©1911. 11, [i] (publisher's advertisement) pp.
[Op. 59]. Der Rosenkavalier ... Aufzug des Rosenkavaliers und Duett zwischen Sophie und Oktavian. [PN A. 6127 F.], ©1911. 19, [i] (publisher's advertisement) pp.
[Op. 60]. Ariadne auf Naxos ... Frauenterzett; arr. Carl Besl. [PN A. 6321 F.], ©1912-13. 5, [i] (publisher's advertisement) pp.
[Op. 60]. Ariadne auf Naxos ... Fantasie; arr. Otto Singer. [PN A. 6370 F.], ©1913. 15, [i] (blank) pp.
[Op. 79] Arabella ... Fantasie; arr. Leopold Weninger. [PN A. 8262 F.], ©1934. 15, [i] (blank) pp.

Somewhat worn and browned; minor chipes, tears, and markings; some scores brittle; some wrappers split at spine.

TrV 203, 227, 228, 263.

"Strauss considered his operas to be his major contribution to the 20th century, and from Salome to Capriccio he averaged a new opera every two to three years. ...Coming of age as a composer at a time when the duality of bourgeois and artist had become increasingly problematic, Strauss negotiated the worlds of art and society with a remarkable combination of candour and irony. Averse to the metaphysics of Wagner and indifferent to Mahler's philosophical intentions in music, Strauss exploited instead the paradoxes, inconsistencies and potential profundities to be found in modern, everyday life. The new possibilities he envisioned for music were exemplified in the eclecticism of the opera Der Rosenkavalier, in which the juxtaposition of contemporary with intentionally anachronistic elements creates a stylistic pluralism that adumbrates subsequent experimentation of the later 20th century." Bryan Gilliam and Charles Youmans in Grove Music Online.

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