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Die Gezeichneten Oper in 3 Aufzügen. Klavierauszug mit Text von Walther Gmeindl. Meiner Lieben Mutter Gewidmet. [Piano-vocal score]
Universal-Edition A.G. [PN U.E. 5690.], Wien 1916 - Small folio. Publisher's original illustrated boards printed in colour. 1f. (title), [i] (copyright notice), [i] (cast list and instrumentation), 3-354 pp.With an autograph inscription by the composer signed "Schreker" to the distinguished Hungarian-American conductor, Fritz Reiner (1888-1963): "Dem außerordentlichen Künstler Fritz Reiner in aufrichtiger Schätzung! Oktober [19]17. Schreker" to title. Binding worn; spine detached; boards reinforced with tape; some minor defects. Slightly worn; occasional minor staining and edge tears; minor loss to outer margins of initial leaves, not affecting music; split at pp. 338-339. First Edition. OCLC no. 165382276.Die Gezeichneten, to Schreker's own libretto, was first performed in Frankfurt on April 25, 1918. "Italian Renaissance settings became fashionable before World War I, and Schreker's choice of 16th-century Genoa was appropriate to the mixture of aesthetic sensuality and violence with which he had experimented in Das Spielwerk und Prinzessin (1913). The extended orchestral overture is suitably opulent (it exists in a much longer concert version as Vorspiel zu einem Drama), but Die Gezeichneten does more than extend the repertory of symbolic contexts for his musical and dramatic preoccupations: it also explores and confronts critical problems posed by them, both social and psychological. The libretto arose out of a request by Alexander Zemlinsky for a libretto that presented 'for once the tragedy of the ugly man'. Schreker complied but then decided to set it himself." Peter Franklin in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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