Volume 3 of the SELECTED WORKS OF Louis Spohr 1784-1859- Pietro von Abano. At about this time one of his pupils, the twenty-three-year-old Carl Friedrich Curschmann, who had ambitions to compose an opera, showed Spohr a libretto that had been adapted from Ludwig Tieck's novel Pietro von Abano oder Petrus Apone, eine Zaubergeschichte (Breslau 1825) by the Kassel lawyer and poet Carl Pfeiffer. Spohr was immediately impressed by the libretto and, having dissuaded Curschmann from going ahead with the project, probably on the grounds that he was too inexperienced for such a major undertaking, he came to an agreement with Curschmann and Pfeiffer that he should set it himself. Including the plot, script and screenshots of the original music documents.
Table of Contents
Introduction, SELECTED WORKS OF Louis Spohr 1784-1859-PIETRO VON ABANO, Index
Clive Brown, Oxford University UK