Paris: Heugel & Cie [PNs 8237- 8243, 7784 (1)-(7)], [1956?], ©1890.
Octavo. Library binding with original publisher's wrappers with lithographic illustration laid down to upper, publisher's advertisement to verso of lower. 23 pp.
Slightly browned. Lacking title.
Re-issue of the first edition.
The Chansons grises premiered in Paris by Sybil Sanderson at the home of Alphonse Daudet in 1893.
"Hahn's song cycle to poems by Verlaine, Chansons grises, was completed while he was still a student at the Conservatoire. The first performance was given by Sybil Sanderson, Massenet's favourite soprano, at Daudet's house, with Verlaine present. Even during the years after his death, when Hahn's music fell out of favour, ‘L'heure exquise’, the fifth song of the group, remained known." Patrick O'Connor in Grove Music Online.
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