[Op. 16]. L'Abbaye (Choeur Orgue et Orchestre) ... Op. 16 (1899-1902) ... Prix net: 5 fr. Charles KOECHLIN.

[Op. 16]. L'Abbaye (Choeur Orgue et Orchestre) ... Op. 16 (1899-1902) ... Prix net: 5 fr.

Paris: de L'Auteur ... En vente chez Joanin et Cie. [1903].

Folio. Unbound as issued. 1f. (recto title printed in red and black, verso blank), 1f. (recto notes printed in olive green, verso blank), 30, [i] (list of choral works up to opus 18), [i] (blank) pp.

With an autograph inscription signed ("Ch. Koechlin") to title.

Title and final leaf slightly worn, soiled, and frayed at edges and spine, with 2" tear to upper inner margin.

Probably First Edition in this format. Orledge p. 334.

"Until the late 1920s, Koechlin was in the forefront of Parisian musical life. With fellow Conservatoire pupils Ravel and Schmitt and with the backing of Fauré, he founded the Société Musicale Indépendante in 1909 to promote new music in opposition to the Société Nationale controlled by d’Indy and the Schola Cantorum. ... His unworldly and uncompromising nature undoubtedly contributed to his neglect as a composer during his lifetime, and he attached great importance to the high opinions of his music expressed by Milhaud, Roussel, Falla, Fauré and other composers whom he, in turn, admired. In retrospect these opinions have been vindicated, and Koechlin’s originality, visionary breadth and profundity place him well above the rank of petit maître. Rather, as Wilfrid Mellers concluded as early as 1942, he ‘is among the very select number of contemporary composers who really matter’." Robert Orledge in Grove Music Online.

Item #37315

Price: $275.00  other currencies

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