Paris: A. Durand & Cie. [PN 6106], 1906.
Quarter leather with brown marbled boards, titling gilt to upper and spine ("Abonnement au Ménestrel 2bis Rue Vivienne Paris"). 1f. (recto title printed in green and black, verso blank), 1f. (recto publisher's note, verso blank), 1f. (recto printed dedication to Paul Dukas, verso blank), 25 pp. Text in French.
Binding worn, soiled, and bumped; large "Abonnement de Musique" label laid down to front endpapers; "721/1" in red ink and publisher's handstamp to flyleaf. Uniformly browned; slightly creased.
La Damoiselle Élue premiered on in Paris by Julia Robert and Thérèse Roger under the direction of Gabriel Marie at a concert of the Société National de Musique at the Salle Érard on 8 April 1893.
"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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