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L'Aspirant de Marine Opéra Comique en deux Actes Paroles de MMrs. Rochefort & Decomberousse... avec Accompt. de Piano par V. Rifaut. [Piano-vocal score]
Paris: J. Delahante, 1834. A French harpist and composer, Labarre studied the harp with Bochsa, Cousineau and Nadermann and composition with Boieldieu. "The musical style of his operas derives from the works of Boieldieu and Adam, and anticipates those of Offenbach; although they never achieved the popularity of Meyerbeer or Halévy, several of his works, such as Jovita, remained in the repertory throughout the 1850s... He was a conductor at the Opéra-Comique from 1847 to 1849, and later was appointed director of the imperial chapel. He succeeded Antoine Prumier as professor of harp at the Paris Conservatoire (1867-70), where Léon Gatayes and Félix Godefroid were among his pupils. During the last years of his life he was music critic for Paris illustré. He was admitted to the Légion d'Honneur in 1862." Frédéric Robert and Fiona Clampin in Grove Music Online. Gomis, a Spanish composer, knew Manuel García and was befriended by Rossini. "Between 1831 and 1836 Gomis wrote the music for four operas performed at the Opéra-Comique: Le diable à Seville, about General Riego's 1820 army rebellion; Le revenant, based on 'Wandering Willie's Tale' in Scott's Redgauntlet, and much praised for the 'Chanson du sabbat'; Le portefaix, his most successful opera; and Rock le barbu, acclaimed for the purity of its melodies." John Dowling in Grove Music Online. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur, and Berlioz wrote his obituary.. Folio. Half mid-tan leather with red textured paper boards, initials "A.H. gilt to upper, spine in gilt-ruled compartments with titling gilt, marbled endpapers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [1] ("Catalogue thématique de Morceaux détachés"), 2-12 (overture) [PN 1094] [1] (incipits), 2-9, [i] (blank) [PN 1083_1] [1] (incipits), 2-9, [i] (blank) [PN 1083_1 Bis] [1] (incipits), 2-11, [i] (blank) [PN 1083 (2)] 1f. (incipits), 11, [i] (blank) [PN 1083.3] [1] (incipits), 2-15, [i] (blank) [PN 1083 (4)] [1] (incipits), [2]-[3], [i] (blank) [PN 1083 (5)] [1] (incipits), 2-9, [i] (blank) [PN 1083.6] [1] (incipits), 2-9, [i] (blank) [PN 1084 (7)] 1f. (incipits), 15, [i] (blank) [PN 1084.8] [1] (incipits), [2]-[3], [i] (blank) [PN 1084 (9)] [1] (incipits), 2-3, [i] (blank) [PN 1084.10] [1] (incipits), 2-11, [i] (blank) [PN 1084 (11)] Overture and 12 numbers. Engraved. With publisher's facsimile signature handstamp to lower margin of titles. First performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on une 11, 1833. First Edition. Bound with: GOMIS, José Melchor 1791-1836 Le Revenant Opéra fantastique en 5 Tableaux Tiré du Roman de Walter Scott Bedgaundlet Paroles de Mr. de Calvimont... Paris: Maurice Schlesinger, [1834]. [1] ("Catalogue Thématique des morceaux détachés avec Acct. de Piano pr. l'Auteur") No. 1. "Choeur des Buveurs." 2-5 pp. [PN M.S. 1565. (1.) No. 2. Couplets chantés par M. Genot. 2-3 pp. [PN M.S. 1565. (2.)] No. 3. Chanson chantée par M. Boulard. 203 pp. [PN M.S. 1565. (3.)] No. 3bis. Chansonn Chantée par M. Boullard. 2-3 pp. [PN M.S. 1564. (3.)bis.] No. 4. Valse arrangée pour le Piano. 2-3 pp. [PN M.S. 1565.4.] No. 5. Ballade Chantée par Mme. Clara Margueron. 2-3, [i] (blank) pp. [PN M.S. 1565 (5.)] No. 6. Do... Chanté par Mr. Lemonnier et Mme. Clara Margueron. 9 pp. [PN M.S. 1565.6.] No. 7. Romance chantée par M. Boullard. 2-5 pp. []PN M.S. 1565.7.] No. 7 Bis. Romance chantée par M. Boullard. 2-5 pp. [PN M.S. 1565.7.(Bis)] No. 8. Choeur à boire de Penser. 2-7 pp. [PN M.S. 1565_8.] No. 9. Ronde du Sabbat. Chantée par M. Thenard. 2-5 pp. [PN M.S. 1565.9.] No. 10. Prière. 2-5, [i] (blank)pp. [PN M.S. 1565.10.] Boldly inscribed and signed by the composer at head of first page. First performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique on December 31, 1833. First Edition. Binding slightly worn and rubbed; corners bumped; spine with minor defects to head and tail. Slightly worn, soiled, browned, and foxed; one leaf torn at blank margin.
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