The Gypsy Baron [Die Zigeunerbaron] [Piano-vocal score]. Johann STRAUSS, Jr.

The Gypsy Baron [Die Zigeunerbaron] [Piano-vocal score]

English book and lyrics by Ruth and Thomas Hartin ... $6.00

[?New York]: Boosey and Hawkes [PN BH BK. 435], ©1962.

Small folio. Original publisher's dark orange illustrated wrappers. 1f. (recto title, copyright), 1f. (recto cast, verso instrumentation), 2ff. (contents and summary), 232 pp.

Wrappers slightly worn and rubbed. Minor internal wear.

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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