Paris: A. Durand & Fils [PN D. & F. 8778], .
Folio. Original publisher's ivory wrappers with titling printed in red. 1f. (title), 1f. (dedication to Jacques Rouché), 1f. (named cast list for the first performance), 54 pp.
Wrappers somewhat soiled; spine frayed, split, and partially lacking. Inner corners slightly creased.
First Edition. CPM Vol. 49, p. 216. OCLC no. 8906509.
Le Festin d'Araignée was first performed at the Théâtre des Arts in Paris on April 3, 1913. "Following the resounding success of Evocations, Jacques Rouché, then director of the Théâtre des Arts, asked Roussel to write the ballet score Le festin de l'araignée (1913). This was so successful that Rouché, newly appointed director of the Opéra, next commissioned an opera from Roussel to inaugurate his term of office there... Though he was touched by the successive waves of impressionism and neo-classicism in French music, [Roussel] was an independent figure, his music harmonically spiced and rhythmically vigorous." Nicole Labelle in Grove Music Online.
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