Het Zangerfeest

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Aus Liebe zur Kunst, oder Ein Singspiel is a German musical farce in one act by Gustav von Moser (1825-1903)[1].

Also found simply as Aus Liebe zur Kunst. Posse mit Gesang in 1 Akt. Bloch, Berlin 1864.

The original text

The play was first performed at the Wallner-Theater, Berlin and the libretto published by Eduard Bloch, L. Lassar's Buchhandlung in Berlin, Brüderstrasse Nr. 2, Berlin, in 1864 and again in 1873, with the music attributed to August Conradi (1821-1873)[].

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as Het Zangerfeest ("the singer's festival") .

Performance history in South Africa

Performed in Dutch as Het Zangerfeest by the rederijkerskamer Onze Taal in the Pretoria in the period 1891-1898.


Facsimile version of the original German Text of 1864, Bayerische StaatsBibliothek[2]

Archival Material on the play in the Learned Collection on German-Language Theater, Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania (Theodor Bloch materials, Folders 311-313)[3]



Ludwig Wilhelm Berthold Binge. 1969. Ontwikkeling van die Afrikaanse toneel (1832-1950). Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 35.

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