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Bruder Lustig Klavier-Auszug mit Text von Eduard Reuss Preis 16 Mark n [Piano-vocal score]
Leipzig: Max Brockhaus [M.B. 478], 1905. First Edition. OCLC no. 19089174. Bruder Lustig, to Wagner's own libretto, was first performed in Hamburg at the Stadttheater on October 13, 1905. "At the age of 16 [Glasenapp] had heard Wagner's works in Riga, and while still a student began assembling material for a biography; the first volume was ready by 1876, and Glasenapp was able to take it to show Wagner at the first Bayreuth Festival. He became a trusted member of the Wagner circle, and was given access by Cosima to much information and material. A dedicated and painstaking enthusiast, he made use of a vast amount of documentary evidence and brought it into systematic order; but his loyalty to the ideal of Wagner as presented to him by Cosima and the inner Wahnfried circle led him to accept an 'authorized' view of Wagner and in that interest to suppress and even alter evidence when it was deemed 'unnecessary' to the official portrait of Wagner... Nevertheless, there is much invaluable material in the book... 'No student in this field can feel anything but gratitude to Glasenapp for his tireless industry', wrote Ernest Newman in the preface to his own Life of Richard Wagner (1900-08). The lexicon and encyclopedia remain valuable resources, although his writings about Siegfried Wagner are marred by his polemical position. His papers are held at the Richard-Wagner-Nationalarchiv in Bayreuth." John Warrack and James Deaville in Grove Music Online. Glasenapp's dedicatee was most probably the noted German poet, writer, and translator Bruno Götz (1885-1954). An interesting association copy.. Folio. Full blue cloth with rule and titling gilt to upper, blind rule to lower, decorative endpapers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto printed dedication to Carl Friedrich Glasenapp from the composer, verso cast list), xii, 3-257, [i] (blank) pp. Text in German. With an autograph inscription signed by Wagner biographer Carl Friedrich Glasenapp (1847-1915): "Seinem leiben jungen Freunde Bruno Götz Hamburg, 13. October 1905" to verso of title. Signed "Alexander J. [?]Spring" in a contemporary hand to upper outer corner of title. Cast list with manuscript names of singers in pencil in an early hand. Occasional additional performance markings and annotations, probably in the same hand, in pencil and pink crayon. Binding slightly worn and bumped; head and tail of spine reinforced with transparent tape. Slightly browned; blank margins of some leaves lightly worn or soiled, not affecting music.
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