Paris... Berlin: Heugel & Cie, Au Menestrel... Bote und Bock [PN H. 31834], . Folio. Original publisher's gray printed wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso cast list and instrumentation), 1f. (recto note, verso contents), 109, [i] (blank) pp. Text in French and German.
Wrappers slightly worn.
Croquefer, ou Le dernier des paladins, to a libretto by Jaime and Tréfeu, was first performed on February 12, 1857.
"[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. Item #28800
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