Paris: Au Ménestrel [PN H. et Cie. 19.659.], 1900. Large octavo. Half dark green cloth with marbled boards, original publisher's printed wrappers bound in. 1f. (dedication), 1f. (title printed in black within red border), [i] (named cast list), [ii-iii] (index of vocal numbers), [i] (blank), -422 pp.
With autograph musical quotation with text commencing "for thirty years" to upper wrapper signed and inscribed to Gabriel Marie, "my old companion," by the composer dated February 2, 1900, the date of the first performance.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; endpapers and upper wrapper browned. Minor browning throughout.
A very good, wide-margined copy.
First Edition. CPM Vol. 11, p. 268.
First performed in Paris at the Opéra Comique on February 2, 1900.
Considered to be his most recognized work, "Louise is a supreme example of Charpentier's ability to suit contemporary Parisian taste." Robert Orledge in Grove online
Jean Gabriel-Marie (1852-1928) was a prominent French composer, conductor, critic, and ardent Wagnerian. Item #23037
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