Paris: Heugel [PNs H. 29,832-29,836], 1928.
Original publisher's ivory printed wrappers. Unbound as issued. [i] (title), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp. With prices for both individual pieces and for the entire collection printed to title.
I. Prélude – II. Danse – III. Vilanelle et Entrée – IV. Sarabande – V. Voltes
"Les nos. 2 et 3 sont écrits d'après des pièces de luth polonaises du XVIe siècle."
Wrappers slightly browned and soiled; publisher's handstamps to upper, "Hommage de l'Editeur" to title. Small hole to pp. 3/4 just touching text.
First Edition. Schmidt GA56, I, pp. 282-283.
The Petite Suite premiered on 26 March 1928.
"Much has still to be discovered about Auric, a public figure, but a secretive man and an enigmatic composer who so often seemed to hide his feelings behind a curtain of rhetoric. A list of his writings and even a complete list of compositions have yet to be prepared. His best works are probably his most unpretentious. Though he is most at ease in stage and film music, Auric has a delicate sense of poetry that comes out particularly in his songs and instrumental slow movements." Jeremy Drake in Grove Music Online.
Price: $100.00 other currencies