Catalogue of works

La Boîte à joujoux     136/(128)

Ballet for children by André Hellé

Prélude
I. Le Magasin de jouets
II. Le Champ de bataille
III. La Bergerie à vendre
IV. Après fortune faite
Épilogue

Composition date:
July - October 1913. Orchestration completed by André Caplet

Publication:
Durand, November 1913 (with illustrations in colour by André Hellé)

Comments:
Painter André Hellé suggested in February 1913 that Debussy write the music for this small piece, which was to become a ballet. The first performance, planned at Opera-Comique, was delayed by the War.