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Les étoiles: polka-mazurka, sur l'opéra-ballet de A. Pilati
Leduc, A. (Alphonse), 1804-1868 (Composer)
Alphonse Leduc (Firm) (Publisher)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1854 (Questionable)
Place: Paris
Publisher: Alphonse Leduc
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Eto 1
Pilati, Auguste, 1810-1877 -- Étoiles
Sheet music covers
Statement of responsibility: par Alphonse Leduc.
Caption title.
Numbering: Pl. no. : A. L. 1457.
At upper right: à Mr. Wagner.
Statement of responsibility: Although the print is signed on stone, the artist has not been identified.
Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.
Biographical/historical: Les étoiles (music, Auguste Pilati; libretto, M. Clairville; choreography, Jean Baptiste Barré) was first presented at the Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, in 1854. This print probably portrays Menjaud in the role of Azor, the son of the Shah of Persia, and Laure Monier as L'étoile or the star.
Biographical/historical: The polka-mazurka, a ballroom dance that first became popular in the 1840s, consisted of polka steps danced to the 3/4 time of the mazurka.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 34 x 26 cm. + music score (5 p.)
Sheet music cover illustration of a scene from the opera ballet Les étoiles. In an exotic landscape, a young man reacts in amazement at the sight of a star, represented by a beautiful young woman in a Romantic tutu (long ballet skirt), with a star above her head.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825119677
Publisher's music plate number: A. L. 1457 : Alphonse Leduc
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758928
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 66097190-ed3c-0133-9e54-00505686a51c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1804: Creator Born
  • 1854: Issued
  • 1868: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les étoiles" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1854.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les étoiles" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 13, 2019.

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Wikipedia Citation

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Les étoiles