Paris: Editions Librairie Seguier, 1988.
First collected edition of Messiaen's detailed accounts of each of Mozart's piano concertos, which had appeared individually in concert programs.
In theory, the book is supposed to be signed by Messiaen and the lithograph by Balthus, but in fact neither is signed. The publication of this book was carried out in the most chaotic possible way: Messiaen ended up signing only presentation copies, and Balthus ended up signing only a few impressions of the lithograph.
Loose as issued in printed wraps and publisher's cloth portfolio / clamshell box.
Balthus was an intriguing Polish-French painter who stayed true to his traditional style and avoided all the abstract modern techniques of the 20th century.Read More