On 20 December 1823 Helmina von Chézy’s “Rosamunde” received its premiere performance at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien.
Unfortunately the Viennese version of this drama with ghosts, pirates, attempted poisonings and other horrifying ingredients has not survived – unlike Schubert’s popular incidental music which also includes choruses and dances. This music was already highly praised by contemporary critics, with special acknowledgment given to “the genius of this much-loved master”. As evidence of its popularity, the overture and the “Hunters’ Chorus” had to be encored at the premiere.
Now Bärenreiter is issuing one of Schubert’s best-known compositions in a complete vocal score with piano reduction.
• Urtext edition based on the “New Schubert Edition”
• Comprehensive bilingual Foreword (Ger/Eng)
• Idiomatic uncluttered piano reduction