DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN. 1ST ACT (SKETCHES) Strauss, Richard
Holograph sketchbook for opera comprising drafts for first scene of first act written in condensed score in pencil, instrumentation undesignated, with German vocal text sometimes appearing above staves. Sketches contain occasional markings in black ink; caption title also written in black ink: Skizzen zum I. Akte der Frau ohne Schatten. Includes sections of libretto and a musical incipit in Strauss’ hand inscribed in pencil and black ink on preliminary page and on page following last page of score. Dedication in black ink inscribed by composer on front cover verso: Meinem lieben Freunde Richard Specht zur Erinnerung an Weihnachten 1915 in Garmisch. Dr. Richard Strauss.
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