Prokofjew, Sergei. Woina i mir.

Moskau, gos. muzykal'noe izd-vo, 1958.

3 Originalleinenbände mit goldgepr. Rücken- und Deckeltitel. 459, (1) SS. 289, (3) SS. 430, (2) SS. Mit 1 gedr. Portraitfrontispiz. Gr.-4to. [Dabei:] Ders. (1891-1953). Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U. O. O., 1931. Mit eh. Notenzitat (1 Takt) aus der Oper "Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen" (op. 33). 130:90 mm.

 4.500,00

Erste Ausgabe der Partitur von "Krieg und Frieden" (op. 91; nach dem Roman Tolstois), posthum in 1000 Exemplaren erschienen. Vorliegendes Exemplar angereichert durch ein lose beiliegendes eigenhändiges Albumblatt Prokofjews mit Notenzitat. Das mitabgedruckte Libretto verfaßte der Komponist gemeinsam mit seiner zweiten Lebensgefährtin, Mira Mendelson. Die Arbeit an der 1941 entstandenen und 1946-52 umfassend revidierten Oper bestimmte die letzten zwölf Jahre seines Lebens: "The outbreak of the war gave impetus to a project Prokofiev had sketched out in spring 1941, for an opera based on 'War and Peace'. His initial plan for a small-scale, intimate opera which would highlight the personal dramas in the novel was expanded, by the war aspects in particular, and [...] in August 1941 he began the music [...] The following April, he finished 'War and Peace' [...] He sent the score of the opera to Moscow for approval, and in the meantime began its orchestration [which he completed] in March 1943 [...] Following the advice of the Committee on the Arts in Moscow, Prokofiev had drastically revised the opera in the process; the war scenes had been extended and the patriotic elements strengthened. It was no longer an intimate opera but an epic and heroic work. Prokofiev's incentive in revising the score was the promise of a production of the opera at the Bol'shoy at the end of 1943, for which Eisenstein was to design the sets [...] But, as had happened so often, the performance was first cancelled, then postponed indefinitely. Throughout the rest of his life Prokofiev continually made revisions and additions to 'War and Peace', including the composition of two new scenes, in a series of attempts to secure performances. It was only in 1957, however, after his death, that anything like a complete version of the opera was staged" (New Grove). Als 1948 das ZK Prokofjews Werke "formalistischer Perversionen" bezichtigte, geriet insbesondere "Krieg und Frieden" unter Beschuß.

Ecken minimal bestoßen, sonst wohlerhalten. Durchgehend in russischer Sprache. Erschienen als Teil 6 der Werke (Sobranie sochinenii); Verlagsnummern M. 26793a G., M. 26793b G. und M. 26793v G.

OCLC 19801829. New Grove XV, 298. MGG X, 1649.

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