Parsifal A Mystical Drama... Retold in the Spirit of the Bayreuth Interpretation by Oliver Huckel
by WAGNER, Richard 1813-1883
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co, 1910. Parsifal was first performed at the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth on July 26, 1882. Oliver Huckel (1864-1940) was an American writer and theologian who often wrote on Wagner.A leading German practitioner of art nouveau style, graphic artist Franz Stassen (1869-1949) was best known for his illustrations of Goethe's Faust, Dante's Divine Comedy, and Wagner's operas. He was a close friend of Wagner's son, Siegfried.. Octavo. Full blindstamped red cloth with titling gilt, upper edge gilt. 1f. (half-title, with advertisement to verso), [i] (blank), [i] (illustrated frontispiece), 1f. (title), 1f. (dedication), 1f. (table of contents), 1f. (list of illustrations), xi-[xviii] (foreword), - pp.With 4 illustrations by Franz Stassen incorporating musical quotations from Parsifal; red decorative initials to the beginning of each of three parts.Boards slightly rubbed; occasional soiling, creasing, underlining in blue ink; inner margin of front free endpaper slightly defective. (Inventory #: 23125)
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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