Praris: Éditions Francis Salabert [PN E.A.S. 3854], 1926.
Folio. Original publisher's decorative maroon wrappers printed in dark ivory. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes on first performance and named cast list, verso blank), 1f. (recto contents, verso blank), 155, [i] (blank) pp.
Named cast includes René Koval, Geo Bury, Lucien Baroux, Charles Lorain, Julien Carette, Saint-Ober, Jeanne Saint-Bonnet, Denise Grey, René Duler, Edmond Roze, Georis, and Herwouet.
Wrappers slightly worn.
Passionnément, to a libretto by Hennequin and Willemetz, was first performed at the Théâtre de ka Michodière on January 16, 1926.
"Messager’s style is characterized by fine orchestration (evident also in the ballet music), a gift for easy-flowing melody, often in a waltz rhythm, and a skill in writing music of a dance-like character... [His] contribution to French music, both through his own works and as conductor and promoter of opera, is undeniable, and was recognized as such by his musical contemporaries in many countries." John Wagstaff and Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online.
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