Paris: Enoch & Cie. [PN E. & C. 6574], 1907. Quarto. Quarter black calf with marbled boards with Ménéstrek subscription information gilt to upper, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), 1f. (recto half title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title printed within decorative border, verso blank), 1f. (recto contents, verso blank), 1f. (author's performance notes), 1f. (recto notes on first performance and named cast list, verso blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso copyright statement), 1f. (recto notice for the Prelude, verso blank), 193, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes Demellier, de Poumayrac, Gauteri, Seveilhac, Salignac, Vieuille, Vigneau, Dousset, Payan, Rives, Barthez, Dulac, Tergé, Julliot, Salluc, Bailly, Vinograd, and la petite Planson.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; small numerical notation in blue pencil to front pastedown; subscription notice laid down front endpapers; subscription handstamps to blank preliminary leaf; first signature detached, some others split.
First performed in Paris at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique on February 26, 1908.
A French composer admired by Ravel, Laparra "studied with Gédalge, Fauré, Lavignac and Diémer although his music, with its constant reference to Spanish dance, must surely owe a lot to Albéniz. He was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1903 for his cantata Alyssa... His early career was mostly devoted to opera. He also made a substantial contribution to the mélodie, composing songs throughout his life." Richard Langham Smith in Grove Music Online.
In his operas and instrumental music, Laparra writes vivid Spanish pastiche, with many different kinds of dance and cante jondo... Two of Laparra’s operas, La habanera (1908) and La jota (1911), have dance scenes built into the librettos and deal with Latin concepts of honour and revenge." op. cit. Item #29018
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