Paris: Durand & Cie. [PN D. & F. 8804], . Folio. Original publishers ivory wrappers printed in red and black. 1f. (title), 1f. (named cast list for the March 1919 revival at the Paris Opéra), 1f. (description of scenes), 54 pp.
Named cast includes Ida Rubinstein as Salomé, Georges Vague, Christine Kerf, P. Baron and M. Raymond, with choreography and mise en scène by Nicola Guerra and sets and costumes by René Piot.
With a printed dedication to Igor Stravinsky to upper wrapper. Printer's note, dated "Mars 1953" to lower margin of p. 54.
Publisher's handstamp to lower corner of front free endpaper.
Very slight loss to head and tail of spine; upper outer corners very slightly bumped. A clean, wide-margined copy overall.
Reissue of an edition originally prepared for the March 1919 revival of the ballet at the Paris Opéra featuring the renowned dancer and dramatic actress Ida Rubinstein. OCLC no. 22283085.
Schmitt's ballet, La Tragédie de Salomé, was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre des Arts on November 9, 1907, featuring Loïe Fuller as Salome.
"In a time when many composers embraced Impressionism, [Schmitt's] music, albeit influenced by Debussy, was admired for its energy, dynamism, grandeur, and virility, for its union of French clarity and German strength... Schmitt was considered a pioneer during his lifetime, rejected by some and embraced by others for a style that influenced and helped prepare for later innovations by Stravinsky, Ravel, Honegger and Roussel." Jann Pasler and Jerry Rife in Grove Music Online. Item #26912
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