Paris: Choudens Père & Fils [PN A.C. 4742], [ca. 1880].
Large octavo. Full maroon cloth, titling gilt to spine; decorative endpapers. 1f. (recto decorative tite, verso notes), 1f. (recto notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents, verso blank), 148 pp.
Named cast includes Bennati, Clary, Rivero, Becker, Bouland, Gabrielle, A. Jolly, Marcelin, Gerpré, Desmontis, Pescheux, and Bertelot.
MARCAILHOU, Gatien 1807-1855
40 Valses Pour Piano seul... Bibliothèque Universelle du Pianiste Vingt et Unième Volume. [Piano-vocal score]. Paris:
Désiré Ikelmer, [ca. 1880].  (decorative title), -65, [i] (contents) pp.
Binding slightly worn and shaken; hinges split. Some signatures split; occasional light foxing; trimmed, not affecting music.
Les Noces d'Olivette first performed in Paris at the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens on November 13, 1879.
"[Audran's] early attempts at opéra bouffe brought an invitation from Cantin, director of the Bouffes-Parisiens and himself a native of Marseilles, and with Les noces d'Olivette (1879) and La mascotte (1880) Audran established himself in Paris as a rival to Lecocq and gained international fame. He was the most successful French operetta composer of the 1880s..." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online.
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