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MASSENET, Jules 1842-1912
Le Cid Opéra en quatre Actes & dix Tableaux de M.M. Ad. D'Ennery, L. Gallet et Ed. Blau... Partition Chant & Piano... Académie Nationale De Musique. [Piano-vocal score]
Paris: G. Hartmann [PN G.H. 1571.], 1885. Deluxe Limited Edition. Rare. The present copy "No. 11 Exemplaire réservé à Monsieur Léon Kerst." As Massenet's Manon was issued in a limited edition of 50 copies shortly before the publication of the present score, it seems likely that this edition of Le Cid was limited to approximately the same number of copies. First performed in Paris at the Opéra on November 30, 1885 to a libretto by Adolphe d'Ennery, Edouard Blau and Louis Gallet after Pierre Corneille's drama (1637). "The first performance of Le Cid confirmed Massenet's reputation as a successful opera composer, marking as it did his return to the Opéra for the first time since Le roi de Lahore eight years previously and coming a year after the double triumph of Manon by the Opéra Comique and the first performances in Paris of Hérodiade (Théâtre Italien). The De Reszke brothers Jean (tenor) and Edouard (bass) sang in Hérodiade and both were engaged for Le Cid... The loyalty of the De Reszke brothers and Pol Plançon (Count of Gormas) ensured considerable success for Le Cid both in France and America, and it achieved 150 performances at the Opéra by 1919." Rodney Milnes in Grove Music Online. Kerst, born in 1906, was a French music critic.. Large folio. Half patterned silk with marbled boards, decorative dark green leather title label gilt to spine. 1f. (recto decorative half-title printed in teal blue and gold, verso blank), 1f. (recto illustrated title printed in brown and black, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication "A Mes chers Directeurs et amis E. Ritt & P. Gailhard," … [Click Below for Full Description]
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