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Der Rosenkavalier. First edition of the vocal score, Berlin & Paris, 1910.

Der Rosenkavalier. First edition of the vocal score, Berlin & Paris, 1910.

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THREE IMPORTANT FIRST PERFORMANCES IN 1911 : Der Rosenkavalier, Petrushka and Das Lied von der Erde

 

RICHARD STRAUSS :  Der Rosenkavalier. Comedy for Music in three acts by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. First performed Dresden, Königliches Opernhaus, 26 January 1911. Conductor : Ernst von Schuch. Producer : Georg Toller. Designer : Alfred Roller.
The Marschallin : Margarethe Siems
Baron Ochs von Lerchenau : Carl Perron
Octavian : Eva von der Osten
Faninal : Karl Scheidemantel
Sophie : Minnie Nast

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IGOR STRAVINSKY :  Petrushka. Scènes burlesques en 4 tableaux by Igor Stravinsky and Alexandre Benois.  First performed Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet, 13 June 1911 (Diaghilev season). Conductor : Pierre Monteux. Choreographer : Michel Fokine. Designer : Alexandre Benois.
The Ballerina : Tamara Karsavina
Petrushka : Vaslav Nijinsky
The Moor : Alexandre Orlov
The Old Showman : Enrico Ceccheti.

Petrushka. First edition of the arrangement for piano 4-hands, Berlin, Moscow and St. Petersburg, 1912. Tamara Karsavina as The Ballerina. Postcard photograph, published by Hermann Leiser, Berlin, c.1911.


GUSTAV MAHLER :  Das Lied von der Erde. Symphony for tenor and contralto (baritone) soloists and orchestra after Hans Bethge's Die chinesische Flöte. First performed Munich, 20 November 1911. Conductor : Bruno Walter. William Miller (tenor), Sarah Charles-Cahier (contralto).

Das Lied von der Erde. First edition of the vocal score, Vienna, 1912.