Paris: Léon Grus [PN L. G. 4631], 1892.
Large octavo. Quarter teal blue morocco with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original publisher's decorative ivory wrappers printed in sepia bound in. 1f. (illustrated title) 1f. (named cast list), 1f. (dedication), 194, 1f. (appendix title), v (appendix), [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes C. Domenech, Vergnet, Dubulle, and Douailhier and 27 dancers.
His operas show considerable skill... Thamara reflects the composer’s oriental interests, and uses Eastern modality; Myrdhin, his other full-length opera, is an Arthurian epic... Bourgault-Ducoudray’s writings have been more influential than his music; his books, which cover topics from Greek modes to Schubert, demonstrate a higher level of scholarship than was common among 19th-century French writers on music... It is possible that his interests in chant, Russian music, oriental music and the theories of Rousseau regarding recitative may have influenced Debussy, who studied with Bourgault-Ducoudray at the Conservatoire." Elaine Brody and Richard Langham Smith in Grove Music Online.
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