Catalogue of works

La Boîte à joujoux     136/(128)

Ballet for children by André Hellé

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

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

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

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.