"Pétrouchka Scènes Burlesques en 4 Tableaux d'Igor Strawinsky et Alexandre Benois Partition Edition de Poche". Widmungsexemplar mit zweifacher eigenh. Widmung.
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With two autograph inscriptions in black ink in Stravinsky's hand to the French composer Elsa Barraine, one to head of title: "J'ai honte d'écrire là-dessus! Mais tournez la page, vielle Claudinette, et vous serez récompensé" ("I am ashamed to write this! But turn the page, old Claudinette, and you will be rewarded!"), below which Stravinsky writes Barraine's name in reverse order, and the next to the following page: "Pour Mlle Elsa Barraine I. Strawinsky Nov. 37". - "Petrushka", one of Stravinsky's best-known and loved works, represents the essence of Diaghilev's monumental Ballets Russes era. The ballet received its first performance, with the incomparable Nijinsky in the title role, at the Théâtre du Chátelet on June 13, 1911, conducted by Pierre Monteux, with choreography by Fokine and designs by Alexandre Benois. - Elsa Jacqueline Barraine (1910-1999), daughter of cellist Alfred Barraine, studied at the Paris Conservatory with Paul Dukas, among others, where she won first prize for both harmony (1925) and piano accompaniment (1927); she also won first prize at the Prix de Rome for her cantata La Vierge guerrière in 1929. She was an active member of the Front National des Musiciens during the war and from 1944-1946 was director of the Orchestre National de France. Barraine joined the faculty of the Conservatoire de Paris in 1953. - Wrapper reinforced with tape at inner margin; small tear to lower edge repaired. A re-issue of the first edition of the full score of 1912, here published in a small "pocket score" format.