[Paris]: Choudens, [ca. 1900]. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and contents, verso blank), 132 pp.
Named cast includes Barbot, Balanqué, Reynald, Cibot, Carvalho, Faivre, and Duclos.
ADAM, Adolphe 1803-1856
Le Brasseur de Preston Opéra-Comique en trois Actes Paroles de MM. de Lenven et Brunswick... Représenté pour la première fois a Paris sur le Théatre Royal de l'Opéra-Comique le 31 Octobre 1838 Partition Piano et Chant: 15 francs. [Piano-vocal score]. Paris: Bichault [PN 4932 R.], [ca. 1900]. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (blank), [i] (contents), 102, [i] (blank), 103-240, [i] (blank), [i] (decorative device) pp.
Large octavo. Quarter red leather with textured red cloth, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, decorative endpapers.
Binding slightly worn; remnants of label to spine. Browned; occasional foxing; some leaves trimmed; several leaves partially detached; some signatures split; annotation in pencil to verso of free front endpaper; small publisher's facsimile handstamp to upper margin of first page of music.
First performed, to a libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré after Carré’s Faust et Marguerite and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust, Part I (in the French translation by Gérard de Nerval) in Paris at the Théâtre Lyrique on March 19, 1859.
To most opera lovers today, Gounod is essentially the composer of Faust and Roméo et Juliette and with good reason, for it would be difficult to defend the critical position that these are not his best works for the stage." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online. Item #28306
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