Paris: A. Durand et Fils [PN D. & F. 6056], . Small folio. Original publisher's printed wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso table of contents), 187 pp. music.
Wrappers defective at spine. Slightly worn; many signatures loose.
First Edition. Ratner 255.
The première of Les Barbares, in Paris at the Académie Nationale de Musique on October 23, 1901, was a great success. "Live oxen were brought on stage in an ensemble and gave the management many problems of housing and feeding during performances." Debussy famously criticized the opera as being a vehicle unworthy of the composer's talents. Brian Rees: Camille Saint-Saëns, p. 348. Item #23099
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