Der Thurm zu Babel (The Tower of Babel)

Anton Rubinstein


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Der Thurm zu Babel (The Tower of Babel) is a one-act opera based on the story of the tower of Babel in Genesis. It premiered in Königsberg (today, Kaliningrad) in 1870. Its composer, Anton Rubinstein, described it with a new term he invented, “sacred opera,” which he defined as a work with polyphonic choruses and “spiritual” subject matter.


New York: G. Schirmer, No. 6, 1883. Plate 2792.

Published in: The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, vol. 6.

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