Wild Violets - Wenn die kleinen Veilchen blühen (When the Little Violets Bloom)

(1932)

by Robert Stolz

Description
musical show
Genres
Musicals
Text
Music by Robert Stolz; English Lyrics by Desmond Carter. English Libretto by Hassard Short, Desmond Carter and Reginald Purdell, from the original musical play by Bruno Hardt-Warden
Instrumentation
1121 - 2210 - perc(1) - 2 vln I.1 vln II.1 vla.1 vlc.1 db
First Performance
31.10.1932, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London
Availability
Published by Warner/Chappell.  Administered for hire and stage rights worldwide (excluding North America, Germany, Austria and Switzerland) by Faber Music Ltd 
 
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The Story
(The Present)
Mr Paul Hoffman and his two friends arrive at The Stone Jug, a mountain inn, on their way to an annual
school reunion.  We are then taken back to the early part of the century when Paul, Otto and Erik, friends
and students at a college, are waiting outside a neighbouring school.  They are hoping to see three girls – Liesel, Mitzi and Lena. Otto and Liesel are fond of each other.  Paul, however, bets that within twenty-four hours he can win Liesel’s affection.  The boys go along to see Madame Hoffman, the Headmistress of the girls’ school, to ask for her help during a forthcoming students’ celebration.  Madame Hoffman, who is Paul’s aunt, is extremely uncooperative. Whilst she is welcoming a new pupil – Mary Rutherford – Paul intercepts a telegram which is meant to inform Madame Hoffman that the new music master, Dr Franck, will not be able to arrive until the following day.  In order to ingratiate himself with the girls, Paul makes an ‘arrival’ at the school disguised as Dr Franck.  There is a great uproar when the real Dr Franck arrives.  Realising that as a result of this episode he will not be allowed near the school again, Paul and Mary arrange a rendezvous outside the school and depart to get married.  We come back to the present day, certain that Paul’s son Carl will learn a lesson from his Father’s past. 
 
Principal Characters (plus Chorus)
Paul Hoffman
Otto Berg
Erik Schmidt
Liesel 
Mitzi
Lena
Mary Rutherford
Augusta
 
Principal Musical Numbers 
A Girl Has Got My Heart (Paul, Otto, Erik, Boys)
Don’t Say Goodbye (Mary, Boys)
Charming Weather (Liesel, Otto, Mitzi, Erik)
You, Just You (Mary, Paul)

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