La dormeuse (Lenepveu, Charles-Ferdinand)
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|Work Title||La dormeuse|
|First Publication||1873 (original voice/piano version) – Paris: Hiélard|
|Librettist||Édouard Guinand (1838–1909)|
|Dedication||À Madame E. Oudinot|
|Instrumentation||Original: voice, piano|
Bibliographie de la France (Google link)
History of "Dormeuse" by Lenepveu is actually a little more complicated than this.
In 1873 (going by Bibliographie de la Fr) was published a song, La Dormeuse, by Lenepveu, words by Guinand, almost definitely (consider the subtitle of this piece) the source of this piece (that is, this piece is almost definitely an orchestration- by the composer, I'm guessing, for violin/orch- of that song) that acquired some fame. Transcriptions for violin/pf and cello/pf followed by 1881 (or earlier). This version, by 1890 (or earlier.) At least one instrumental performance of an arrangement was noted and acclaimed in Le Ménéstrel (and that's on a brief search- I'm sure I could find more in Google Books than I've found, just quick checking...). (Actually, I don't see that the original was called a Romance, just a song- will check)