Mlle. Modiste A Comic Opera Book & Lyrics by Henry Blossom. [Piano-vocal score]
by HERBERT, Victor 1859-1924
New York: M. Witmark [PN 7295], 1950. A reprint of the first edition."[Herbert] was the most talented and successful American operetta composer and important also as an advocate of copyright and performance-rights protection for composers... [He] preferred to compose for trained singers rather than for comedians who sang, and the operettas he wrote for stars like Alice Nielson (The Fortune Teller), Fritzi Scheff (Mlle Modiste) or Emma Trentini (Naughty Marietta) placed great demands on the chorus and orchestra as well as the principals." Steven Ledbetter in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Original publisher's light brown printed wrappers.  (title),  (blank),  (named cast list),  (contents), 5-152 pp.Wrappers slightly worn, with crease to upper. (Inventory #: 27565)
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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