Lot 132

Xavier LEROUX (1863-1919). Autograph music manuscript, William Ratcliff; 260 pages in fol. written on the recto and glued on both sides, tabbed, and 75 pages in fol. written in pencil on the recto, all tabbed and bound in 2 volumes, half green grief, stamped Choudens Fils music publisher on the 2nd vol.

Important fragments of the orchestral score of the opera William Ratcliff, musical tragedy in 4 acts after Heinrich Heine, libretto by Louis de Gramont, music by Xavier Leroux, first performed on January 22nd 1906 at the Nice Opera.
It includes orchestral scores of Act II: "La Taverne" (260 p., largely intended to be polygraphed, with slight dampening), and a "4th tableau" (75 p., the end is missing).