Der Thurm zu Babel, Op.80 (Rubinstein, Anton)
Fitz William Rosier (1808–1882), English text
New York: G. Schirmer, Edition Schirmer No.6, 1883. Plate 2792.
file 1 missing pp.34, 35 (duplicates of pp.36, 37 were in their place so the number of pages was right...). file 2 contains these pages (without color).
|Work Title||Der Thurm zu Babel|
|Alternative Title||The Tower of Babel, Sacred Opera in One Act. Oratorio.|
|Year/Date of Composition||1868/69|
|First Performance||1870, February 9, Königsberg (2nd perf.: Feb. 20 1870, Vienna. US premiere May 1881, conducted by Leopold Damrosch.)|
|First Publication||1870 by Bartholf Senff|
|Librettist||Julius Rodenberg (1831–1914)|
|Average Duration||45 minutes|
|Instrumentation||Voices, chorus, orchestra|
Rodenberg also wrote the libretto to Feramors, as pointed out in his en-Wikipedia article.
First performance - detail from Anton Rubinstein: a life in music (Philip Taylor), p135. (Discussion of composition and reception of this work and several contemporary works occupies a section of Taylor's book beginning page 130.)