Kunihild (Kistler, Cyrill)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Prelude to Act III

For Piano

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Publisher. Info. Neue Musik-Zeitung, 1894, No.18.
Stuttgart/Leipzig: Carl Grüninger, 1894. Plate C.G. 94.
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Publisher. Info. Munich: Chr. Werner, n.d.(ca.1884?).
Misc. Notes Original images: ca.170dpi, color jpg files approx. 840 by 1240 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins. "Bühnenmanuscript" on commission" by Werner, k. Hof-Musikalienhandlung; possibly a co-issue with the Fritsch issue noted below (It might be relevant that "Bis 1882 blieb Kistler in München."- that he was living in Munich at the time.)
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Work Title Kunihild
Alternative. Title Kunihild und Der Brautritt auf Kynast ; Operndichtung. "Kunihild and the bride-ride on Kynast, an opera-poem in three acts."
Composer Kistler, Cyrill
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICK 15
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1881-1883
First Performance. 1884-03-20 — Sondershausen, Hoftheater
First Publication. 1884 – Leipzig: Fritzsch
Librettist Ferdinand Sporck (1848–1928)
Language German
Dedication Herrn Carl Schröder, Hofcapellmeister in Sondershausen, gewidmet
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Vocal soloists, mixed chorus, orchestra
Primary Sources D-SHm C65:1 (this - 4 pages of the published score* of the 3rd act prelude - is inscribed by the composer to Julius Schreck.) Scoring of the excerpt of the prelude given by RISM as "vl (2), vla, vlc, cb, fl (2), ob (2), cl (2), fag (2), cor (4), tr (2), trb (3), timp". Fleisher also gives the scoring of the prelude - based on their copy of the Carl Simon published full score (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1895), p.346) from a copy held or once held by the Philadelphia Orchestra - as 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings.
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Prelude to act 3 also arranged for piano and flute (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1897), p.106. Libretto published by Fritsch, Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1884), p.290.)

Given again, in Würzburg in March 1894. (Since?)

Dedicatee, Carl Schröder II, was Hofcapellmeister in Sondershausen from 1881 on according to Wikipedia.