HONEGGER: LES AVANTURES DU ROI

MS Short Title HONEGGER: LES AVANTURES DU ROI
Text Arthur Honegger: Les avantures du roi Pausole, finale of first act for voices and piano
Description MS in French on paper, Paris, 1930, 8 pp 35x27 cm, ruled with 22 staves, notated on 3 systems of 4 staves each, with dedication to Albert Willemetz, Stichvorlage, autograph, signed, with accompanying autograph letter to Willemetz, 1 p signed.
Context Arthur Honegger (1892-1955), Swiss composer living in Paris, member of "Les Six". Besides the present operetta dedicated to the librettist and theatre director of les Buffes-Parisiens, he composed two more, as well as 7 operas, 4 oratorios, 2 ballets and 5 symphonies, applying highly coloristic harmonies and impressionistic use of the orchestra, following German romanticism, in a style more weighty and solemn than the other members in "les Six". For the other most prominent member of "Les Six", see MS 5427 Milhaud.
Provenance 1. Theatre director and librettist Albert Willemetz, Paris (1930-); 2. Stargardt 24.3.2015:493.
Commentary Les aventures du roi Pausole was premiered at the theatre les Bouffes-Parisiens 12 December 1930, and the dedication reflects this: "Gardes ce petit morceau en souvenir de mon début aux Bouffes. Votre A Honegger 1930".
Place of origin Paris, France
Dates 1930 AD

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