Paris: Au Ménestrel, Heugel [PN H. 29425], [ca. 1929]. Large octavo. Original publisher's dark ivory wrappers printed in dark brown. 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title printed in red and black, verso blank), [i] (notes on first performance and named cast list), [ii] (contents), [i] (copyright statement), 326 pp. Unopened.
Named cast includes Jane Laval, L. Tessandra, Manceau, Rambaud, Huberty, Cambon, Got, Brouet, Hamy, Lalande, Mortimer, Manceau, Llobérès, Vergne, Madlen, Delbos, Ernst, and Négre.
Wrappers slightly worn; minor tear to tail of spine. Small circular publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title.
First Edition, later issue, with supplement.
First performed in Paris at l'Académie Nationale de Musique on April 3, 1929, under the direction of Jacques Rouché.
"[Canteloube's' first opera Le mas (the meridional word for a farmstead) deals with two siblings from a country family, one of whom settles in a town but feels recalled by the countryside. It won the Prix Heugel in 1925 but seems to have impressed the jury more for its musical qualities than for its dramatic potential... [His] significance to 20th-century French music is as one of a circle of composers who built a bridge between Impressionism and a musical nationalism rooted in the preservation and revival of folksong." Richard Langham Smith in Grove Music Online. Item #29330
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