La belle savoyarde polka: arrangée pour le piano forte [two pianos] et dediée aux demoiselles Dora A. Mumford et Clara S. Jackson

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Title
La belle savoyarde polka: arrangée pour le piano forte [two pianos] et dediée aux demoiselles Dora A. Mumford et Clara S. Jackson
Names
Blessner, Gustav, 1808-1888 (Composer)
J.H. Bufford's Lith. (Lithographer)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Subjects

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1847
Place: New York
Publisher: Charles Holt Jr.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Pol 18
Topics
Polkas
Piano music (Pianos (2))
Polka (Dance)
Genres
Prints
Sheet music covers
Scores
Notes
Statement of responsibility: par Gustave Blessner.
Content: Music score contains primo and secondo parts, i.e., for two pianos.
Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Acquisition: Purchase; Golden Legend.
Biographical/historical: The polka enjoyed enormous popularity both as a dance and a musical form. Although opinions about its origins differ, it is believed to have roots in Poland or Bohemia. It was brought to Prague in 1837 and made its way to Vienna, St. Petersburg, Paris, and London. Capitalizing on its growing popularity as a ballroom dance, Jules Perrot and Carlotta Grisi introduced it to the ballet stage in 1844. In the mid 1800s, it rivalled the waltz as a dance craze. It has survived into the twenty-first century, and until 2009 was included as a category in the Grammy Awards.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : lithograph on tinted ground, hand-colored ; 35 x 26 cm. + music score (6 p.)
Description
Sheet music cover illustration depicting a woman and a man in folk costume, dancing in an interior furnished with a chandelier, tasseled draperies, and tall freestanding lamps. They face front, joining hands; her left foot and his right leg are raised in a dance movement.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 792750569
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19608405
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9d8b8ec0-fd7f-0132-3688-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1808: Creator Born
  • 1847: Issued
  • 1888: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La belle savoyarde polka" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1847. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7f215870-024e-0133-ef67-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "La belle savoyarde polka" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7f215870-024e-0133-ef67-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1847). La belle savoyarde polka Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7f215870-024e-0133-ef67-58d385a7bbd0

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La belle savoyarde polka