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Kienzl, Wilhelm (1857-1941)

Signed "Wilhelm Kienzl". Ries & Erler: Laibach, c. 1888. Pl.n R.4471E. (determines publication date). Large quarto. 3 pp. Horizontal fold with scattered spotting. In good condition overall.
Sheet music for the song "Der Kuss" ("The Kiss"), signed and inscribed on the title page by the German composer. Beneath his signature, the composer also adds four bars from the popular chorus "Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden um der Gerechtigkeit willen" from his opera Der Evangelimann (1895).
Der Evangelimann was Kienzl's most successful opera. Throughout the first decades of the twentieth century it enjoyed regular performances throughout Germany and Austria, as well as the support of prominent conductors including Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, and Felix Mottl.
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