Grosz, Wilhelm (1894-1939)
Sganarell. Op. 14. [Vocal score]Universal-Edition A. G.: Wien/New York, 1925. Pl.n: U. E. 7790. first edition of piano-vocal score. Quarto. 203 pp. With original front wrapper bound in. Bookplate of Gustav Klemm. Half-bound black leather with black buckram boards. Gilt label.
Inscribed and signed on the title page to the American conductor Gustav Klemm: Herr Kapelmeister Gustav Klemm (Baltimore U.S.A.) - als freund meiner Musik - zur freundlicher Errinerung aus Wilhelm Grosz. Berlin - July 1931.
Grosz is best remembered for being the first Austrian composer to incorporate Jazz idioms into his works. The one-act opera buffa Sganarell was among his earliest major compositions. Based on Molière, it premiered in 1925.SSC-06042$300
Gustav Klemm was a Baltimore-based composer, conductor, critic, and teacher. He led the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and served as the director of the Peabody Conservatory.