1912 · [Wien]
Handstamp of Otto Maass in Wien to upper wrapper and lower margin of title.
Wrappers worn, browned, and soiled, with an "X" in blue and minor annotations in pencil to upper; spine frayed with minor loss; upper partially and lower fully detached. Some soiling, staining, and occasional small tears to margins, not affecting music; corners slightly turned and creased. First Edition. Rare. MGG 1963, Vol. 11. Not in Grove Music Online. Worldcat (2 copies only, at Harvard and the Zentralbibliothek Zurich). OCLC nos. 49827856, 638243197.
Ich aber preise der Liebe was first performed in Dessau in 1912.
"Primarily a composer of lieder and choral music, Reiter also wrote sacred works and chamber music, as well as a number of operas in a neo-Wagnerian style... [He] became a staunch supporter of the Nazis during the 1920s, and in 1931 dedicated his Goethe Symphony to Hitler. His loyalty was rewarded with revivals of [his operas] Der Bundschuh and Der Totentanz at the Deutsches Opernhaus in Berlin in 1938. The same year Universal Edition reissued his Festgesang an einem Friedensf?rsten under the new title of Festgesang an den F?hrer des deutschen Volkes in celebration of the Anschluss." Erik Levi in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 26366)