Musorgsky, Modest and Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov.
Musorgsky, Modest. Boris Godounov Opéra de M. Moussorgsky. Nouvelle Edition, Revue, Instrumentée par N. Rimsky-Korsakov [vocal score]. Paris: W. Bessel, [1922?], 293 pages, 4to, frontispiece photographic portrait of Musorgsky, publisher's wrappers, a few small stains
Ibid. Théatre National de L'Opéra Boris Godounow Opéra en 3 Actes et 7 Tableaux de Modeste Moussorgsky [programme]. Paris, 1908, original illustrated wrappers designed by Ivan Bilibin, plain illustrations after drawings and designs by Bakst, Juon, and Benois, covers detached, light staining and a few small tears to upper cover and to pp.61/2
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay. Le Coq D'Or Conte-fable. Opéra en 3 actes (d'après Pouchkine) [vocal score]. Moscow and Leipzig, Jurgenson, 1908, 206 pages, 4to, original illustrated wrappers designed by Ivan Bilibin, preface by V. Biélsky, small stamp to title, modern cloth-backed coloured boards, a few small tears to upper wrapper, repaired at hinge, creasing to corners of upper wrapper
together 3 items
Rimsky-Korsakov's second revision of Musorgsky's masterpiece Boris Godunov was first performed in Paris on 19 May 1908, with Fyodor Chaliapin in the title role. The fine illustrated wrappers of the second and third items were designed by the great painter, illustrator and stage designer Ivan Bilibin (1876-1942).
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