Two-page Facsimile "Wunderthema im Orchester" [Inscribed and Signed by Eric Zeisl]
Softcover. Folio. Two pages (unopened) with musical score in facsimile of Eric Zeisl's "Wunderthema im Orchester", bound in textured faux-leatherette wrappers. Inscribed by Zeisl in blue ink on inside of front cover: "To Mr. & Mrs. Frederic a. Sabel zur Erinnerung herzlichst gewidmet Eric Zeisl, Hollywood / Aug. (?) 1957." Minor rubbing to edges of wrappers. Interior in very good to near fine condition. Eric Zeisl was a 20th century Austrian composer. He was a upcoming successful young composer in 1930's Europe. In 1934, he won a state prize for a setting of Mozart's "Requiem Mass." Unfortunately his career came to a halt after Austria's Anschluss into Hitler's Reich. During the pogroms of Kristallnacht in September 1938, Zeisl and his wife fled Vienna for Paris, eventually landing in America in 1939. For a short period of time he worked as a film composer but soon returned to more 'serious composition'. Among the films for which he wrote music were Lassie Come Home (1943), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), and Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951). Prof. Malcom Cole once described Zeisl's style as "notable for expressive melody, rich harmonies, strong dance-derived rhythms, and imaginative scoring." vg to near fine. Item #29823
Unique inscription by the Austrian artist who was one of the youngest emigré composers at the time.