Faust (Spohr, Louis)
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3 Act Version
Revised Edition (1852)
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, . Plate 3923.
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2 Act Version: Overture (Op.60)
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. (ca.1822). Plate 1769.
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3 Act Version (WoO 51a)
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano solo (Ulrich)
For Piano (Kleinmichel)
For 4 Violins (Dello)
|Alternative Title||Romantische Oper in zwei Akten / Grosse Oper in drei Akten|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||WoO 51, 51a (original, revised versions) ; Op.60, 60a (Overture - original revised versions)|
|Movements/Sections||2 acts (Original Version)|
3 Acts (Revised Version)
|Year/Date of Composition||1813 (May-September), rev. 1852|
|First Performance||1816-09-01 in Prague: Estates Theatre (original 2 act version) (overture premiered by 1814)|
1852-07-15 in London: Covent Garden (revised 3 act version)
|First Publication||1822 - Leipzig (original 2 act version)|
1853 - Leipzig (revised 3 act version)
|Librettist||Josef Karl Bernard (1780-1850)|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||voices, chorus, orchestra (both versions?) |
|Related Works||Pieces based on Spohr's 'Faust'|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
Discussed e.g. by Brown (1984) pp.75–84 (Brown regards it as a "milestone in the development of German opera whose significance has too often been overshadowed by Weber's Der Freischütz (1821)".
A Paris: Maurice Schlesinger edition from ca.1830s (plate M.S. 955) is at the Anna Amalia Bibliothek.
Overture published separately by Peters, announced separately by AMZ in the October 1823 Intelligenzblatt supplement with Spohr's quartet Op.61.