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MASSENET, Jules (1842-1912). Composer.
Large music manuscript, a page of the full score of his opera Bacchus on 22 staves with a pasted-on strip (not illustrated). The manuscript measures 400 x 400mm (16 x 16 inches) at its widest point.

This example is presumably a correction sheet from a revision or proof, and bears the text 'Et maintenant, qu'ordonnes-tu Maître, à ta royale servante!'.
Conceived as a diptych with his earlier and popular opera Ariane, Bacchus was first performed on to May 1909 to less than critical acclaim.

£525 [No: 22251]
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