Valse favorite de La péri
NamesBurgmüller, Friedrich, 1806-1874 (Composer)Le Carpentier, Adolphe-Clair, 1809-1869 (Arranger)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1843 (Questionable)Place: Mayence, Anvers et BruxellesPublisher: les fils de B. Schott
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Peri 2
TopicsPetipa, Lucien, 1815-1898Péri (Choreographic work : Coralli)WaltzesPiano music, Arranged
GenresPrintsSheet music coversScores
NotesStatement of responsibility: musique de Fréd. Bürgmuller.Caption title.At top of score: [A]rrangée par A. Le Carpentier.Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.Biographical/historical: La péri (choreography, Jean Coralli; music, Friedrich Burgmüller; scenario, Théophile Gautier and Jean Coralli) was first presented at the Paris Opéra in 1843. This print probably depicts a moment from Act I, in which the hero Achmet (danced by Lucien Petipa) is entertained by the dancing of the women of the harem. It reverses the image seen in a music cover illustration attributed to "R.P.C." and has noticeable differences in drawing, shading, and cross-hatching.
Physical DescriptionLithographsExtent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 33 x 25 cm., line border 20 x 23 cm. + music score (2 p.)
DescriptionSheet music cover illustration depicting a scene from Jean Coralli's ballet La péri. Four women dance before a man who reclines on a divan. Behind the quartet, another woman emerges from a tentlike skirt surmounted by three women seen from the waist up. A man in a tall headdress, possibly a servant, stands at left. The room is lavishly decorated with architectural elements in the Mughal style, and contains several vases of flowers.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825074324NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758224Publisher's music plate number: 7441Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7d6b6d60-89be-0134-5399-00505686a51c
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