Le Roi David. Drame en 2 parties tiré de la Bible. Bois d'Henry Bischoff. (Second title: Le Roi David. Musique d'Arthur Honegger...).

Lausanne, Édition de la Licorne, 1921.

Bound in exquisite full morocco, composed of 3 different colours of morocco, green, light brown and red. Inner joints in morocco. In matching slip-case. With a long dedication (8 lines) from the author "á Mademoiselle Agnete With", signed and dated by the author "René Morax/ Morges... 1921". The book is bound by the recipient, the respected Danish bookbinder Agnete With (1899-1972) and signed in blind on inside backcover. 168,(2) pp.

First edition. Arthur Honegger composed the music to Morax's play and the music became his break-through as a composer.
"Arthur Honegger was commissioned to write incidental music to accompany René Morax’s play Le Roi David in 1921. Honegger was given the nearly impossible deadline of 2 months to complete the work and was rewarded with much acclaim at the premiere. In 1923 he combined Morax’s narrative with his music and created a "symphonic psalm," the form that is familiar today, and titled his work Le Roi David."(Wikipedia)

Order-nr.: 59051

DKK 6.500,00