- Germaine Tailleferre
Marchand d'Oiseaux (1923)
(Ballet in one act by Hélène Perdriat)
- Heugel (World)
- 20 min
Premiered by Ballets Suédois on 25 May 1923 at Théâtre des Champs Elysées. Two sisters discover two bouquets on their doorstep. The elder disdains the flowers of the fields and leaves them to her younger one. Joyful, she lets herself be seduced by a simple bird trader. The other receives the homage of a rich masked foreigner. A schoolgirl tears off the mask of the rich man. He's the old merchant of the port; confusion, scaring. The applauded younger walks away gracefully to the arm of the bird trader.