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Music: Primary Sources: Strauss, Richard 1864-1949

Strauss: Salome Op. 54


STRAUSS, Richard. 1905. [Op. 54]. Salome Drama in einem Aufzuge nach Oscar Wilde's gleichnamiger Dichtung in deutscher Übersetzung von Hedwig Lachmann... Klavier-Auszug mit Text von Otto Singer. Berlin: Adolph Fürstner.  

Call no. : Music 782.1 S9 s1 A 

Folio. Quarter dark red cloth with patterned paper boards.

First Edition.

First performed at the Dresden Hoftheater on December 9, 1905.

"With the colourful, chromatic "Salome" he found a new, modernist voice for the stage, one that resonated throughout a Europe preoccupied with the image of the sensual femme fatale. Within a year of its 1905 Dresden première, this "succès de scandale" had been performed in six German cities as well as Graz, Prague and Milan, and its fame quickly spread throughtou Europe and the USA." Grove Music Online. 

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Modern version available in the Music Library


Salome: music drama in one act ... op.54.

London: Boosey & Hawkes. 1943.

Music 782.1 S9 s1 score