Mainz: B. Schott's Söhnen, 1870.
Original publisher's light gray printed wrappers with titling with ruled border. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list, verso blank), -84 pp. + 2ff. publisher's advertisements. With publisher's advertisements to both recto and verso of lower wrapper.
With small handstamp of the Italian writer on music, composer, and keyboard performer Alberto Cametti (1871-1935) to foot of title.
Wrappers somewhat worn; small edge tears; some chips with minor loss not affecting text; most of spine lacking; small rectangular inventory label to upper inner corner. Uniform light browning; corners of several leaves slightly creased.
First separate edition, [?]later issue. Klein p. 46. Deathridge, Geck, & Voss p. 366, VIIIb. Schneider catalogue 276.
First performed on June 26, 1870 in Munich at the Königliches Hof und- Nationaltheater in three acts, to a libretto by the composer, the first day of the Ring des Nibelungen.
"As a single opera, Die Walküre may be called the most popular part of the whole cycle; in most towns and countries it was produced much earlier than the other parts." Loewenberg col. 1013.
"Die Walküre is the music drama that most satisfactorily embodies the theoretical principles of Oper und Drama. A thoroughgoing synthesis of poetry and music is achieved without any notable sacrifice in musical expression. Indeed, many of the most powerful passages of the work achieve their effect precisely through the organic relationship of music and text. Die Walküre is generally regarded as the most approachable of the Ring operas and it has certainly proved the most susceptible to performance in extracts." Barry Millington in Grove Music Online.
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