Paris: Brandus & Cie. [PN B. & Cie. 12252], . Large octavo. Quarter dark red calf with marbled boards, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title in black within decorative border by L. Denis in blue, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents, verso blank), 263, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes Vauthier, Félix Puget, Berthelier, Urbain, William, Zulma Bouffar, Marie Harlem, Pauline Lasselin, Notermann, Davenay, Daucourt, Ribe, Nina, and Darenne.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; spine worn with minor loss to head. Slightly worn, browned, and foxed; some signatures split; handstamps to title; second and third leaves partially detached and torn at lower inner margins; occasional small edge tears.
Kosiki, to a libretto by Busnach and A. Liorat, was first performed in Paris at the Renaissance, on October 18, 1876.
"Much of Lecocq’s music is characterized by a light touch, but he could also adopt a more lyrical and elevated style than Offenbach and termed several of his operettas opéras comiques. His greatest popular triumph, La fille de Madame Angot, has remained a classic among operettas, and demonstrates Lecocq’s abundant flow of pleasing melodies, his deft exploitation of rhythm for a lively theatrical effect, impressive building up of extended numbers, and typically French shaping of phrases." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. Item #28608
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