Les Barbares Tragédie lyrique en 3 actes et un Prologue Poème de Victorien Sardou et P.B. Gheusi... Partition pour piano seul réduite par Léon Roques. [Piano score]
by SAINT-SAËNS, Camille 1835-1921
Paris: A. Durand et Fils [PN D. & F. 6056], 1902. First Edition. Ratner 255.The première of Les Barbares, in Paris at the Académie Nationale de Musique on October 23, 1901, was a great success. "Live oxen were brought on stage in an ensemble and gave the management many problems of housing and feeding during performances." Debussy famously criticized the opera as being a vehicle unworthy of the composer's talents. Brian Rees: Camille Saint-Saëns, p. 348.. Small folio. Original publisher's printed wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso table of contents), 187 pp. music. Wrappers defective at spine. Slightly worn; many signatures loose. (Inventory #: 23099)
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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