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Title
Kaliszanka polka!
Names
D'Avignon, Francis, 1813- (Artist)
Zuboff, Maximilian (Composer)
Lewis & Brown (Lithographer)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844
Place: New York
Publisher: F. Riley
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX DAv F Kal 1
Topics
Polka (Dance)
Polkas
Piano music
Genres
Prints
Sheet music covers
Scores
Notes
Statement of responsibility: composed for the piano forte, and inscribed to his country-women, the Misses Jadwiga and Aniela Girard, by Maximilian Zuboff ; [illustration by] F. Davignon.
Caption title.
Lith. of Lewis & Brown.
Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.
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 : 33 x 26 cm. + music score (2 p.)
Description
Sheet music cover illustration depicting a dancing couple in Polish folk costume.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825113752
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758845
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4d347a10-ead3-0133-f832-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Kaliszanka polka!" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f3d4b140-ed36-0133-bed8-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Kaliszanka polka!" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 19, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f3d4b140-ed36-0133-bed8-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1844). Kaliszanka polka! Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f3d4b140-ed36-0133-bed8-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Kaliszanka polka!