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Libella Grosse Oper in zwei Aufzügen... Vollständiger Klavier Auszug vom Componisten mit deutschem Text von Theophania... Pr. 6 Rtlr. [Piano-vocal score]
Berlin: Fr. Laue [PNs 116-139], 1829. First Edition. OCLC nos. 258468166, 472314707, 894942653. Libella, to a libretto by Pauline von Brochowska (pseud. Theophania), was first performed in Dresden at the Hofoper on January 4, 1829. In 1826, Reissiger was invited "to succeed Weber as director of the Hofoper in Dresden. As a champion of German opera, he was at first harassed by pro-Italian factions, but his excellent performances of Oberon and Euryanthe won him approval, and in 1828 he was appointed Hofkapellmeister with responsibility for sacred music, chamber music and the music for the court theatre, a post he held until his death... Under his direction the Dresden Opera became acknowledged as the best in Germany; in 1842 he gave the first performance of Wagner's Rienzi and in 1843 welcomed its composer as second Kapellmeister... Reissiger embodied the dying tradition of the Kapellmeister-composer, and despite sound craftsmanship (Schumann described the construction of his piano trios as 'exemplary') his music has largely been forgotten." John Rutter and Manfred Fensterer in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Half light brown cloth with marbled boards, dark red leather title label gilt to spine. 1f. (decorative title), [i] (cast list and table of contents), 169, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Small engraved bookplate with two men holding clubs, a coat of arms, and the Latin text "Nec timide nec tumide" to upper pastedown. Front free endpaper embossed "Geisbuhl" and with a 19th century inscription in Dutch. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; splitting at joints. Light to moderate foxing; upper corners of first few leaves creased.
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