Paris: Enoch & Cie. [PN E. & C. 2006], [ca. 1899].
Large octavo. Quarter mid-brown morocco with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto half title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance and named cast list, verso copyright statement), 1f. (recto contents, verso printer's note), 124 pp.
Named cast list 1897 performance includes Engel, Ghasne, Nicolaou, Chrétien-Vaguet, and Éléanore Blanc and for the 1899 performance Vaguet, Renaud, Fournets, Chrétien-Vaguet, and Lucy Berthet.
From the collection of French baritone André Baugé, with his small handstamp in blue ink to upper outer corner of free front endpaper.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped.
In three acts to a libretto by Catulle Mendès and Ephraïm Mikaël after Goethe's Die Braut von Korinth, Briséïs was first performed in Paris at the Concerts Lamoureaux on January 31, 1897, under the direction of Charles Lamoureau and later in Paris at l'Académie Nationale de Musique in May 1899, under the direction of Bertrand and Gailhard.
A noted French Romantic composer, Chabrier was equally at home in both the musical and the artistic and literary circles of late 19th century Paris; he was a friend of composers Fauré, Chausson, and d'Indy, artists including Monet and Manet, and writers Zola, Daudet, Richepin, and Mallarmé.
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