Bologna: F. Bongiovanni [PN F. 961 B.], . Small folio. Original publisher's wrappers illustrated by D.A. Carbognani. 1f. (recto title, verso copyright notice),1f. (blank), 1f. (recto table of contents, verso performance notes), 1f. (recto dedication, verso cast list), 120 pp.
Spine foxed, outer edge and margins slightly foxed. Occasional foxing. A very good copy overall.
First Edition. Scarce. OCLC nos. 22744689 and 924054789 (4 copies in total).
Ciottolino, to a libretto by Giovanni Forzano, was first performed at the Piccoli di Podrecca, Palazzo Odescalchi (Sala Verdi) in Rome on February 8, 1922.
"Ferrari Trecate's talent "found its best expression in music for children, ranging from small piano pieces and choruses to operas: the most successful were Ciottolino (which initially ran for 70 performances when presented by the famous puppet theatre, the Teatro dei Piccoli di Podrecca) and Ghirlino. These deft little stage pieces, pervaded by the simple, fresh spirit of nursery rhymes and seasoned with ‘modernisms’ that never go beyond mild postwar Ravel (as, for example, in the ‘movimento di Fox’ intermezzo from Ghirlino), deserved their success." John C.G. Waterhouse in Grove Music Online. Item #26192
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