Max und Moritz, Op.7 (Lorenz, Karl Adolf)

Sheet Music


No.1. Erster Streich

PDF scanned by Ralph Theo Misch
Ralph Theo Misch (2011/6/21)

PDF scanned by Ralph Theo Misch
Ralph Theo Misch (2011/6/21)

Publisher. Info. Berlin: Schlesinger, n.d.[1883]. Plate S. 7553 (1).
Misc. Notes Colour scan: 300dpi
Monochrome: 600dpi (dusty printing; cleaned only rudimentarily).
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General Information

Work Title Max und Moritz
Alternative. Title Zwei Streiche von Max und Moritz in schöne und bekannte Musik gesetzt
Composer Lorenz, Karl Adolf
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.7
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 (Streiche)
Erster Streich: „Mancher giebt sich viele Müh’“
Dritter Streich: „Jedermann im Dorfe kannte“
First Publication. 1883 – Berlin: Schlesinger
Librettist Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, piano

Misc. Comments

  • For Max und Moritz by Wilhelm Busch see Wikipedia.
  • Neither the cover page nor the title page (second page in the scan) list the composer Karl Adolf Lorenz. On the first page of music in the area which typically lists the composer and opus (and sometimes the title) that information is listed very oddly in this fashion:

Moritz, Op.7
(C. Ad. Lorenz)
Contrast that with Lorenz's Op.25 that was published by Schlesinger in 1884 (only one year later) in which is found the following:
C. Ad. Lorenz, Op.25.
Hofmeister's Musikalisch-literarischer Monatsbericht lists Streiche (pranks/tricks) 1 and 2 as being Opp.1 and 2 by Moritz (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1883), p.348) and lists the publication of the fifth prank as being Moritz's Op.11 (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1887), p.355.
Evidently, Lorenz was having his own joke by having the cartoon character Moritz listed as the composer.

Lorenz had had an earlier Op.7 published in 1868, 3 piano pieces Wie es euch gefällt book 1.