Der Thurm zu Babel, Op.80 (Rubinstein, Anton)

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Fitz William Rosier (1808–1882), English text

Publisher Info.:

New York: G. Schirmer, Edition Schirmer No.6, 1883. Plate 2792.


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Misc. Notes:

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).


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General Information

Work Title Der Thurm zu Babel
Alternative Title The Tower of Babel, Sacred Opera in One Act. Oratorio.
Composer Rubinstein, Anton
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.80
Movements/Sections 1 act
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)
Language German
Average Duration 45 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, chorus, orchestra
External Links Wikipedia

Misc. Comments

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.)

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