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[Op. 55]. Helga. Předehra Opery: "Pád Arkuna." Slova napsala Anežka Schulzová... Op. 55. [Piano-vocal score]
Praze [Prague]: Fr. A. Urbánek [PN U.1111], 1900. "After Smetana and Dvořák [Fibich] was the most prominent Czech composer of the second half of the 19th century, notably of operas and orchestral and piano music. His concert and stage melodramas were some of the most ambitious and effective ever written and prompted other Czech composers to write in the same genre, thus creating a sizable and unique repertory for Czech music." "[Pad Arkuna] The Fall of Arkona... was based on the broader historical topic of early Christianity among the Baltic Slavs. Written in two parts, the one-act prologue Helga and the three-act Dargun, which takes place 20 years later, it experiments with a more conversational style (e.g. in the chamber-like prologue) that shows Fibich turning to new approaches, a trend cut short by his death a few weeks before the opera's première." John Tyrrell and Judith A. Mabary in Grove Music Online.. 1f. (recto fine illustrated polychrome lithographic title in Art Nouveau style, verso cast list), 3-57 pp. With previous owner's signature and date of December 12, 1924 to upper outer margin of title. First Edition. Bound with: [Op. 60]. Dargun. Zpevohra o 3 jednanich Dil II. opera "Pád Arkuna."... Op. 60. slova napsala Anezka Schulzová. Praze [Prague]: Fr. A. Urbánek [PN U.1192.],[1900]. 1f. (recto fine illustrated polychrome lithographic title, verso cast list and description of setting), 3-169 pp. First Edition. Part two of Pád Arkuna. Small folio. Full dark red cloth with titling and decoration to upper gilt, decorative endpapers printed in olive green, ivory and red.
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