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Massenet, Jules (1842-1912)

Thaïs. [Vocal Score].

Heugel & Cie: Paris, 1907. Small quarto. 288 pp. With "Virgil Thomson Collections" embossed seal on half-title page. Soft black pebbled buckram boards. Boards a bit chipped around edges. Front marbled endpaper detached. Otherwise a very clean and nice copy.
This score of Massenet's beloved Thaïs is special in that Thomson has sweetly noted on the half-title page: The first time I saw Mary Garden, that was in 1911. Much later, in France, we became good friends. Virgil Thomson, 1978.

Celebrated Scottish soprano Mary Garden (1874-1967) made her American debut in the title role of Thaïs at the Manhattan Opera House in 1907.

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