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Le Spectre De La Rose - (The Spirit of the Rose)
A ballet in one act. The story of a girl who brings home a rose from a ball; she falls asleep in her chair, and dreams that the spirit of the rose is dancing with her - until the spirit disappears with a spectacular leap through the window and she awakes, still under the spell of the dream. (H.Koegler, op. cit., p.391)