Dear customers, we would like to inform you that due to the current situation concerning the novel corona virus, exit restrictions have been imposed in Austria. For this reason we kindly ask you to send all requests in written form to [email protected]. We ask for your patience in case we are not able to process your requests at the usual speed - due to legal regulations, companies in Austria are currently only able to operate at reduced capacity. However, we would like to assure you that Universal Edition will continue to look after its customers in times like these. Best regards, your Universal Edition team.
The storyline of Eugen d’Albert’s opera Der Golem (1926) was taken from the famous ancient Jewish legend of the Golem of Prague. After the great success of the world première in 1926 (“with its absolute tonal character, the work ranks alongside the operas of Schreker”), no-one imagined that the piece would be forgotten after 1945. In Bielefeld (Germany) in 1997 it was referred to as “a worthwhile excavation.”