Paris: A. Durand & Fils [PN D. & F. 6441], 1905.
Small folio. Original publisher's light gray laid-paper printed wrappers with titling in olive green and black. Unbound as issued. 1f. (recto title printed in olive green and black, verso "Pour remercier de mois de Juin 1904 A.l.p.M."), 15, [i] (publisher's advertisement) pp. With "Imp. Chaimbaud et Cie. Paris" and prices for separate numbers (1.75 f.) at foot of title. Publisher's small monogrammatic handstamp to lower outer corner of verso of final blank leaf.
I. Les Ingénus
II. Le Faune
III. Colloque sentimental
Wrappers very slightly worn, creased, and chipped; partially split at spine.
First Edition, first issue. Lesure, 104.
Fêtes Galantes premiered by Mme. Eugénie Colonne at a private salon in Paris on 23 June 1904.
"One of the most important musicians of his time, [Debussy's] harmonic innovations had a profound influence on generations of composers. He made a decisive move away from Wagnerism in his only complete opera Pelléas et Mélisande, and in his works for piano and for orchestra he created new genres and revealed a range of timbre and colour which indicated a highly original musical aesthetic." François Lesure and Roy Howat in Grove Music Online.
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