1895 · Berlin
Title with the handstamps of Dr. Felix Sperl in Vienna and the Viennese antiquarian Ludwig Doblinger; printer's note ("Stich und Druck von C.G. Röder, Leipzig") to lower margin of p. 197.
Boards slightly worn and bumped; gilt titling to spine partially lacking. Slightly browned; light to moderate foxing; outer corners with minor creasing and soiling; partially detached at gutter of pp. 164-165. First Edition of the first version. OCLC no. 15809144.
Waldmeister, to a libretto by Gustav Davis, was first performed in Vienna at the Theater an der Wien on December 4, 1895.
"Brahms, who was by no means always an uncritical admirer of his friend [Strauss], remarked to Hanslick at the première of the operetta Waldmeister (1895) that Strauss's 'splendid' orchestration reminded him of Mozart." Peter Kemp in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 26179)