Faust et Hélène D'après le second "Faust" de Goethe Poème de Eugène Adenis... Premiere Grand Prix de Rome 1913 Piano & Chant Prix Net: [blank] Fr. [blank]. [Piano-vocal score]
by BOULANGER, Lili 1893-1918
Paris: Société Anonyme des Éditions Ricordi [PN R.1], 1913. First Edition. Rare. OCLC no. 18100902."After an unsuccessful first attempt in the 1912 competition, she won the Prix de Rome in 1913 with the cantata Faust et Hélène. Her success made the international headlines, as she was the first woman to win the prize for music. As a result, she was able to sign a contract with Ricordi that offered her an annual income in return for the right of first refusal on publication of her compositions." Annegret Fauser and Robert Orledge in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Original publisher's wrappers illustrated in color by Devambez after Lalique. 1f. (title), 1f. (dedication to Nadia Boulanger), 1f. (secondary title with named cast list, presumably for the first performance), 7-61, [i] (blank) pp. Text in French.Handstamped "Editions Ricordi Prix Net Frs: 36" to lower portion of title. Vendor's handstamp to blank lower margin of secondary title.Wrappers detached and somewhat worn. Several signatures partially detached; occasional light soiling and foxing.
(Inventory #: 26675)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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