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Angela: Valse brillante pour le piano par Paul Henrion
Coindre, Victor, active 1838-1860 (Lithographer)
Alophe, 1812-1883 (Associated name)
Moore, Lillian (Donor)

Prints depicting dance

Ballet or dance scenes from theatrical works, with or without people in them

La péri on music covers

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1843 - 1900 (Questionable)
Place: Paris
Publisher: Colombier
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFA-19 Peri 2
Péri (Choreographic work : Coralli)
Henrion, Paul
Sheet music covers
Biographical/historical: La péri (choreography, Jean Coralli; music, Friedrich Burgmüller; scenario, Théophile Gautier and Coralli) was first presented at the Paris Opéra in 1843. Purportedly set in Egypt, it depicted an Orientalist dream world where a peri, a type of fairy with roots in Zoroastrianism, takes over the body of a murdered slave girl in order to achieve union with her mortal lover. A high point of the ballet was the Act I pas de songe, in which the Peri (danced by Carlotta Grisi) leapt from a platform representing the celestial realm into the waiting arms of her lover Achmet (danced by Lucien Petipa). The music cover for Angela is based on a lithograph, held by the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, depicting the lovers' pas de deux with the ensemble of peris in the background. Although it is not an exact copy (for instance, the central figures of the Peri and Achmet have been reversed, and the position of the Peri's arms altered), the overall stage picture and certain details of costume and setting make it recognizable as a scene from La péri.
Statement of responsibility: Victor Coi[ndre; incomplete signature on stone], Imp. Guillet.
Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, black & white, 34 x 26 cm. or smaller.
Illustration from a sheet music cover intended for home performance. Although it depicts a scene from Jean Coralli's ballet La péri, the image has been put to the service of another musical composition without identifying the ballet.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 768198261
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19432969
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 60b8c970-436a-013c-1e7a-0242ac110004
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • : Place
  • 1838: Creator Born
  • 1843: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1860: Creator Died
  • 2023: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Angela" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1843 - 1900. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e3418540-d125-0130-b982-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Angela" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 21, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e3418540-d125-0130-b982-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1843 - 1900). Angela Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e3418540-d125-0130-b982-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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