Paris: Au Ménestrel, Heugel [PN 28027], . Large octavo. Half blue textured cloth with decorative paper boards, titling gilt to spine, decorative endpapers, with original publisher's wrappers with attractive half-page illustration in pochoir to upper signed [?]"Trésar" bound in. 1f. (dedication), 1f. (title), 1f. (notes on first performance and named cast list), [iii] (contents), [i] (copyright statement), 326 pp.
Named cast includes Fanny Heldy, Yvonne Gall, Lapeyrette, Denya, Marillet, Rex, Franz, Rouard, Fabert, Rambaud, Soria, Huberty, Narçon, Dalerant and Dubois and dancers Lerville, Rolla, Brevier, Constant, Denizart, and Peretti.
Handstamp of "V.-O. Ursmar Kapellmeister" to upper inner corner of free front endpaper.
Preliminary leaves slightly creased; small publisher's rectangular handstamps to free front endpaper and circular handstamp to cast leaf.
Le Jardin du Paradis was first performed at l'Académie Nationale de Musique on October 31, 1923, under the direction of Jacques Rouché.
"[Bruneau's] ideas in general were constantly challenging tradition and his admiration for Wagner was based on his view that Wagner was the great liberator of 19th-century music. Although he used leitmotifs and owed a great deal to Wagner's chromatic language, his music is far less Wagnerian than that of many of his contemporaries and in his later music he used a plurality of musical languages and effects. [His] writings on music include important memoirs of Zola (Paris, 1932), a book on Massenet (Paris, 1935), essays outlining his own theory of opera (notably in Le Figaro and Rivista musicale italiana in 1897), and perceptive comments on other operas in reviews and articles." Richard Langham Smith in Grove Music Online. Item #28857
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