n.p. Galliard [PN 18682R], 1963.
Folio. Original publisher's white illustrated wrappers printed in red and black, with preface to verso of upper. 1f. (recto title, verso production notes), 22 pp.
With an autograph letter from Joseph Horovitz, addressed to "Colin" regarding the possibility of performing the work in London. Undated. "If you like my adaptation of the enclosed, we might indeed join forces one day and mount an evening of Offenbach one-acters..."
Upper wrapper stamped "Professional Copy."
Wrappers slightly soiled.
Les deux aveugles, to a libretto by Moinaux, was first performed in Paris at the Bouffes-Parisiens, Salle Marigny, on July 5, 1855.
"[Offenbach] was, with Johann Strauss (ii), one of the two composers of outstanding significance in popular music of the 19th century and the composer of some of the most exhilaratingly gay and tuneful music ever written... Moreover, it was through the success of Offenbach’s works abroad that operetta became an established international genre, producing outstanding national exponents in Strauss, Sullivan and Lehár and evolving into the 20th-century musical." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online
Joseph Horovitz (b. 1926), an Austrian-born British composer, conductor, and pianist, was a student of Nadia Boulanger in Paris. "He is a composer of remarkable versatility, graceful wit and an enviable ability to communicate, whether in his refreshingly light or more serious styles." Ernest Bradbury and Malcolm Miller in Grove Music Online.
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