Kassel: Alkor-Edition [PN HV 145], . Large octavo. Original publisher's wrappers with titling in blue. 1f. (recto title, verso copyright statement), [i] (recto cast list and orchestration), [iv] (contents), [i] (blank), [viii] (foreword), 388 pp. Text in German and French.
Small price label to upper wrapper; spine slightly creased.
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 #28835
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