OSCAR STRAUS

Austrian Composer and conductor: born Vienna 6 March, 1870; died Bad Ischl, 11 January, 1954

Stage Works

Over 40 works (most published in vocal score in Vienna or Berlin) incl.

  1. Die lustigen Nibelungen (The Merry Nibelungs) (Operetta, 3 acts; Rideamus [Fritz Oliven]), Carltheater, 12 November, 1904;

  2. Colombine,(Ballet) Berlin, 1904

  3. Zur indischen Witwe (Operetta, 3 acts; Libretto by Ignatz Schnitzer) Centraltheater, Berlin 1905

  4. Hugdietrichs Brautfahrt (Hugdietrich's Honeymoon) (Operetta, 3 acts; Rideamus [Fritz Oliven]), Carltheater, 10 March 1906;

  5. Ein Walzertraum (A Waltz Dream) (Operetta, 3 acts; Lyrics by Felix Dörmann; Libretto by Leopold Jacobson, after Hans Müller: Carltheater 2 March, 1907: Hicks Theatre, London 1908 (136 perfs)

  6. Das Buch der Abenteuer), Carltheater, 2 March 1907;

  7. Der tapfere Soldat (The Gallant Soldier) (Operetta, 3 acts; R. Bernauer, Leopold Jacobson, "an unauthorised parody of G.B. Shaw's, Arms and the Man), Theater an der Wien,
    14 November, 1908;

  8. Didi (Operetta, 3 acts; based on the play by Sardou)

  9. Das Tal der Liebe (operetta, 3 acts) Volksoper, 1909

  10. Mein junger Herr (My Son John) (Operetta, 3 acts) 1910

  11. Der tapfere Cassian (The Brave Cassian) (Play - 1 act) Libretto by Arthur Schnitzler (1912)

  12. Die Prinzessin von Tragant (Regel), (Ballet) Vienna, Hofoper, 13 November, 1912

  13. The Dancing Viennese; Operetta, 1 act; London Coliseum 1912

  14. Love and Laughter; New Theatre, London 1913 (65 perfs)

  15. Rund um die Liebe (Operetta, 3 acts; R. Bodanzky, F. Thelen), Johann Strauss, 9 November, 1914

  16. Die Perlen der Cleopatra (Operetta, 3 acts; Julius Brammer and Alfred Gr├╝nwald, Theater an der Wein 17 November, 1923

  17. Der letzte Walzer (Operetta, 3 acts; J. Brammer, A. Griinwald), Berlin, Berliner Theater, 12 Feb 1920; Mariette, ou comment on écrit l'histoire (Operetta, 3 acts; Guitry), Paris, Edouard VII, 1 Oct 1928;

  18. Eine Frau, die Weiss was sie will (Operetta, 3 acts; Grunwald, after L. Verneuil), Berlin, Metropol, I Sept 1932;

  19. Drei Walzer (Operetta, 3 acts; P. Knepler, A. Robinson), Zurich, Stadttheater, 1935;

  20. Die Musik kommt (3; Knepler, Robinson), Zurich, Sladttheater, 1948; rev. as Ihr erster Walzer, Munich, Gartnerplatz, 1950;

  21. Bozena (Operetta, 3 acts; Brammer, Griinwald), Munich, Gartnerplatz, 16 May 1952

OTHER WORKS


Film scores: Jenny Lind, 1930; The Smiling Lieutenant, 1932; The Southerner, 1932; One hour with You, 1932; Die Herren von Maxim, 1933; Frühlingsstimmen, 1934; Land Without Music, 1935; Make a Wish, 1935; La ronde, 1950; Madame de. .., 1952

c500 cabaret songs, chamber music, orch works, pf pieces, choruses

BIBLIOGRAPHY


Bernard Grun: Prince of Vienna: the Life, Times and Melodies of Oscar Straus (London, 1955)