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[Various Theaters and Composers]
1897-1901 German and Austrian Belle Époque Musical Concert Programs; with related Ephemera; 72 items
Berlin, Dresden, Bayreuth, etc. [Germany] and Wien (Vienna) and Salzburg [Austria], 1897-1901. 72 items in all: 9 program brochures, 52 program broadsides or handbills, 6 theatrical newspapers, and 5 miscellaneous items comprising a menu, two musical publishing prospectuses, and two tickets. Ranging in size from 2½ x 3¾ inches to 18 x 11½ inches. Folds; some closed tears and minor losses; overall, very good. Housed in an archival box. Classical music and opera concerts and popular musical and singing performances were favorite leisure pursuits in Belle Époque Germany and Austria. These 61 almost all German-language concert programs plus related periodicals and ephemera were printed throughout Germany and Austria for a number of different concert venues. Their designs, illustrations, and advertisements incorporate Art Nouveau motifs and employ a number of different printing techniques including letterpress, chromolithography, wood engraving, and half-tone. Over a dozen German, Austrian, or German-speaking cities are represented here: Berlin, Dresden, Elberfeld, Barmen, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Frankfurt am Main, Mannheim, Heidelberg, and Bayreuth, Germany; Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland); and Salzburg and Wien (Vienna), Austria. Included in the program count are three programs in other languages, for concert venues in Rotterdam, Stockholm, and Rome. Over a dozen German and Austrian theaters or concert venues are represented including Kurhaus [Spa] des 1. Salzburger Gebirgs-Vereines, K. K. [Imperial] Hof-Operntheater (Vienna), Konigl. [Royal] Musikalischen Kapelle (Dresden), … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Ian Brabner, Rare Americana, LLC [United States]
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