Paris: Enoch & Cie. [PN E. & C. 5932], 1905.
Quarto. Original publisher's decorative blue wrappers printed in dark blue. 1f. (title), 1f. (recto decorative title printed in sepia and black, verso blank), 1f. (first performance information and named cast list), [iii] (contents), [i] (copyright statement), 233, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes Mariette Sully, Germ. Gallois, Marg. Fournier, Ginette, Lavernière, Nita Rolla, Dalba, Valfort, Valmory, Valdiny, Eymard, Marius, Prince, Alberthal, Claudius, Simon, Bergerat, Maréchal, Rocher, Duclerc, Guérin, Darcourt, and Armand.
Wrappers slightly worn; minor damage to head and tail of spine; hinges tender. Slightly browned; some signatures split.
Les dragons de l’impératrice, to a libretto by Duval and Vanloo, was first performed in Paris at the Variétés on February 13, 1905.
"Messager’s style is characterized by fine orchestration (evident also in the ballet music), a gift for easy-flowing melody, often in a waltz rhythm, and a skill in writing music of a dance-like character... [His] contribution to French music, both through his own works and as conductor and promoter of opera, is undeniable, and was recognized as such by his musical contemporaries in many countries." John Wagstaff and Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online.
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