Valse de l'inconstance du ballet La vivandièreAdditional title: Vivandière
NamesB. Schott's Söhne (Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) (Publisher)Pugni, Cesare, 1802-1870 (Composer)Saint-Léon, Arthur, 1821-1870 (Choreographer)Messemaeckers, Louis, 1809-1889 (Arranger)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1844 (Questionable)Place: Mayence, Anvers et BruxellesPublisher: les fils de B. Schott
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Anon Viv 1
TopicsCerrito, FannySaint-Léon, Arthur, 1821-1870Vivandière (Choreographic work : Cerrito and Saint-Léon)Piano music
GenresPrintsSheet music coversScores
NotesStatement of responsibility: musique de Mr. Mr. [sic] Pugni et St. Leon; pour le piano par L. Messemaekers [sic].Caption title.Pl. no. : 10124.At top of score: "Arrangée pour le piano par L. Messemaeckers." The correct spelling of the arranger's name, Messemaekers or Messemaeckers, has not been confirmed.Biographical/historical: The ballet La vivandière (choreography, Fanny Cerrito and Arthur Saint-Léon; music, Cesare Pugni) was first performed at Her Majesty's Theatre, London, in 1844. Cerrito danced the role of Kathi, the vivandière of the title (a term signifying a sutler, or civilian provisioner to an army), with Saint-Léon, soon to become her real-life husband, as her sweetheart Hans. This print probably depicts the two at a climactic moment in the ballet, when Hans mistakenly believes that Kathi has been flirting with two other men.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 34 x 27 cm. + music score (2 p.)
DescriptionSheet music cover illustration depicting a dancing couple in folk costume. The man appears to be looking into the woman's face anxiously.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825119272Publisher's music plate number: 10124 : les fils de B. SchottNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758947Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5c4bd870-b19d-0133-c716-00505686a51c
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