1875 · [Paris]
Act I: 128 pp.
Act II: 129-258 pp.
Act III: 259-326 pp. With notes on cast in pencil to verso of front free endpaper.
Heavily annotated in black ink, and lead, red, and blue pencil. With Swedish translation of French text overlaid in pencil and with corrections/alterations to notation and performance annotations in both pencil and ink in the same hand throughout. Manuscript music laid in to end of Act III being an alternative ending. Oval handstamp of the Swedish theatre publisher Arvid Enlind to several pages.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Occasional small edge chips and tears; annotations tipped into p. 319 partially obscuring music; lacking title and preliminary leaf. Le pompon, to a libretto by Chivot and Duru, was first performed at the Folies-Dramatiques on November 10, 1875.
"Much of Lecocq's music is characterized by a light touch, but he could also adopt a more lyrical and elevated style than Offenbach and termed several of his operettas opéras comiques. His greatest popular triumph, La fille de Madame Angot, has remained a classic among operettas, and demonstrates Lecocq's abundant flow of pleasing melodies, his deft exploitation of rhythm for a lively theatrical effect, impressive building up of extended numbers, and typically French shaping of phrases." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online.
An interesting performance copy. (Inventory #: 28431)