Paris: Choudens [PN A.C. 11770], 1900. Large octavo. Quarter mottled brown calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents, verso blank), 275, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes Jeanne Saulier, Lyse Berty, Jane Evans, De Merengo, Paule Mary, Ogereau, Paul Fugère, Lucien Noël, Etienne Perrin, Vauthier, Bernard, and Fumat.
Handstamps to lower margin of title.
First performed in Paris at the Théâtre de la Gaîté on December 30, 1899, under Debruyère.
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 #28972
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