Paris: G. Ricordi & C. [PNs u111400u, c111400c, x111400x, r111400r, q111400q, v111400v, z111400z], . Large octavo. Original publisher's brown cloth-backed illustrated wrappers. 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), 1f. (recto composer's photographic reproduction portrait, verso blank), 1f. (recto decorative title, verso copyright notice), 1f. (notes on first performance and named cast list, verso contents), 231, [i] (blank), [viii] (publisher's catalogue) pp.
Named cast includes Jean Pérter, Alberthal, Poudrier, Brunais, Lamy, Gamy, Moret, Mariette Sully, Jane Lambert, Jane Evans, Delyane, Fernal, Dupont, and Dubuisson.
Wrappers worn and chipped. Some signatures split; small circular publisher's blindstamp to lower margin of free front endpaper and first few leaves; former owner's ("George Steiner") signature handstamp to free front endpaper and title.
First performed in Monte Carlo at the Théatre de Monte-Carlo on April 14, 1905, under Coudert.
A French composer and conductor, Ganne "was a pupil of Dubois and Franck at the Conservatoire... He made his début as a composer with a ballet-divertissement, Les sources du Nil, given in 1882 at the Folies Bergère (the first of several given there or at the Casino de Paris). His most important ballet is Phryné; he also composed several operettas, notably Les saltimbanques (Paris, 1899) and Hans, le joueur de flûte (Monte Carlo, 1906)." J.G. Prod'homme and Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. Item #28961
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