Le Bouquet de L'Infante Opéra Comique en 3 actes Paroles de MM de Planard et de Leuven... A.V. Prix 10f. Net. [Piano-vocal score]
by BOIELDIEU, Adrien Louis 1815-1883
Paris: Alex. Grus ainé [PN A.G. 873.], 1847. First Edition. Lesure pp. 202-203. Le bouquet de l'infante was first performed at the Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart) in Paris on April 27, 1847.Adrien Louis Boieldieu was the illegitimate son of Adrien Boieldieu and Thérèse Regnault, a singer at the Opéra-Comique. "His début as a stage composer was with a work left incomplete by his father, the opéra comique Marguerite, which Louis hastened to finish... La fille invisible (1854) is representative of Boieldieu's mature writing. It shows thorough acquaintance with the style of Donizetti and liberal use of modulations through 3rds... L'opéra à la cour (1840), initially intended for the inauguration of a new building for the Opéra-Comique, is of interest as a particularly elaborate example of 19th-century French operatic pastiches. It includes musical materials from such diverse sources as Weber's Der Freischütz, Rossini's Bianca e Falliero and God Save the Queen. All Boieldieu's other works are vocal. His drawing-room romances are often misattributed to his father." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online.. Large octavo. Original publisher's pink printed wrappers. 1f. (title), 1f. (cast list and table of contents), 185, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Partially uncut; several leaves partially unopened. Upper margin of title with autograph inscription signed from Boieldieu to Albert de Garaudé (possibly the composer Alexis-Albert-Gauthier de Garaudé 1821-1854). Publisher's oval handstamp to lower margin of title. Wrappers worn, soiled, creased, and faded; several small tears to upper, repaired with tape. First and final leaves slightly dampstained; occasional very light foxing.
(Inventory #: 25595)
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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