Bruxelles ... London ... Leipzig: Cranz [PN C. 26767], [ca. 1900].
Large octavo. Publisher's ivory wrappers with titling within decorative blue border. 1f. (recto series title, verso blank), 1f. (recto contents, verso blank), viii (ouverture), 3-192 pp.
Upper wrapper worn, soiled, and chipped; lower lacking. Light uniform browning.
First performed in Vienna at the Theater an der Wien on 24 October 1885, with text by I. Schnitzer after M. Jókai's Saffi.
"Certainly Strauss was no judge of librettos and throughout his life he found it both cumbersome and restricting to compose to prescribed texts, though with Der Zigeunerbaron (1885) he showed himself uncharacteristically adept in this. Over the next quarter of a century a further 14 operettas and even a grand opera (Ritter Pásmán, 1892) cemented Strauss’s position as the leading light in ‘Silver Age’ Viennese operetta, though even in the composer’s lifetime only three of these found international success: Die Fledermaus (1874), Eine Nacht in Venedig (1883) and Der Zigeunerbaron." Peter Kemp in Grove Music Online.
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