Loreley (Lachner, Ignaz)

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Overture (Op.49)

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Publisher. Info. Offenbach: Johann André, n.d.[1865]. Plate 9363.
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Work Title Loreley
Alternative. Title Loreley, die Fee am Rhein; große romantische Oper mit Ballet in vier Aufzüge
Composer Lachner, Ignaz
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IIL 8
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 acts
First Performance. 1846 — Munich Court Theatre
First Publication. 1857 – Hamburg: Fritz Schuberth
Librettist Wilhelm Molitor (1819-1880) and Wendling (?) (also?: Ulrich Riester & Valentin Wohlgemuth?)
Language German
Dedication Düsseldorfer allegemeinen Musikverein (overture only?)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: soloists + chorus
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones + timpani + strings
Primary Sources Historical Performance Material of the Bavarian State Opera
Choral Score Materials from Bavarian State Opera

Misc. Comments

Premiere date possibly September 6. See Program Notes, Boston Symphony Orchestra written as, apparently, very deep background to a 1905 program containing a performance of Liszt's "Loreley".

The overture was published separately as Lachner's Op.49. Orchestration is for the overture.

"Stokes' Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians" (1909) (p.342) of course in its entry on "Loreley" attributes the opera to "F." Lachner.

BSB has uploaded the libretto, also (WorldCat.)

The various BSB card catalog entries for the performance materials for Loreley (only two of the considerable number of which are linked above), have (translating, right after Molitor and Wendling) "[Deleted]: Ulrich Riester & Valentin Wohlgemuth". It's unclear whether the librarians mean that those names should be there and are lacking, or are there and should not be!