Collection of bound editions, mainly full and vocal scores of the operas, modern boards
1) FULL SCORES of Elektra, Fürstner, c.1909 (issued for hire in 1923); Der Rosenkavalier, 3 volumes, B & H, c.1943; Ariadne auf Naxos, op.61 [1912 version] copy no.41 for hire only, Fürstner, c.1912 (issued for hire in 1932), cloth slipcase; Die Frau ohne Schatten, [for hire], 3 volumes, no titles; Daphne, Fürstner (Oertel), 1938, marked up with a translation into Italian, publisher's boards, cloth slipcase; Die Liebe der Danae, 3 volumes, Oertel, 1941 and Capriccio, [for hire], Oertel, 1942;
2) VOCAL SCORES of Salome, Berlin: Fürstner, , printed brown-gilt wrappers, cloth chemise & slipcase, and early editions of: Salome, Elektra, Die Frau ohne Schatten (1919). Die schweigsame Frau, Arabella (publisher's wrappers), and editions for piano of Schlagobers (1923) and Josephs Legende; and Lieder (edited by F. Trenner), 4 volumes, c.1965; together with (in publishers' wrappers): Festmarsch für grosses Orchester op.1, Breitkopf & Härtel, , Gesänge des Orients, op.77, 5 items with coloured titles, Leuckart, , excerpts from Arabella and 'Frühling' from Vier letzte Lieder [vocal score], German words, Boosey & Co., 1951 and others
c.50 items in all, mainly folio, c.35 volumes bound: the full scores in red (or publisher's) boards, the vocal scores in publishers' boards or wrappers (some cloth slipcases), some marked up for performance
The contemporary full scores were mostly issued only for hire and are consequently rare.
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