The Blue Paradise A Viennese Operetta in a Prologue and Two Acts The Book by Leo Stein & Bela Jenbasch The American Version by Edgar Smith Lyrics by Herbert Reynolds. [Piano-vocal score]
1915·New York, London, Boston
by EYSLER, Edmund 1874-1949 and Sigmund ROMBERG 1887-1951
New York, London, Boston: G. Schirmer [PN 25924], 1915. First Edition. Rare. The Shubert brothers, "knowing of Romberg's background... contracted him to rework Viennese operettas for American audiences. His first adaptation was The Blue Paradise (1915), a version of Edmund Eysler's Ein Tag im Paradies. Among Romberg's additions to the score was the waltz Auf Wiedersehn, his first hit." William A. Everett in Grove Music Online.. Quarto. Original publisher's dark ivory illustrated wrappers printed in grey and dark pink. [i] (title), [i] (copyright), [i] (notes on first performance), [i] (blank), [i] ("Original Cast of Characters"), [i] (blank),  (musical numbers),  (blank), 3-106 pp.Wrappers slightly worn; small portion of upper lacking; spine slightly chipped and torn. Title with small browned area; signature to upper corner in ink. (Inventory #: 27256)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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