Vive la polka: quadrille brillant, sur les motifs des polkas nationales
NamesCoindre, Victor, fl. 1838-1860 (Artist)Schubert, Camille, 1810-1889 (Composer)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1840 - 1849 (Approximate)Place: ParisPublisher: Prilipp
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Coi V Viv 1
TopicsPolka (Dance)Ballroom dancing -- 19th centuryPiano musicQuadrilles
GenresPrintsSheet music coversScores
NotesStatement of responsibility: composé pour la piano avec accompt. ad lib. par Camille Schubert ; [illustration signed on stone] Victor Coindre.Caption title.Numbering: Pl. no. : C. 623 P.At upper right: à Madame Arnould de Nancy.Statement of responsibility: Lith. Huard.Source note: Op. 74.Content: Score contains sections titled: La Carlota, La hongroise, Anna polka, Les plaisirs de Prague, Polka favorite de Baden-Baden.Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.Biographical/historical: Since the 1830s, the polka has 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 DescriptionLithographsExtent: 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 25 x 34 cm. + music score (5 p.)
DescriptionSheet music cover illustration in two sections: at left, a couple in nineteenth-century ballroom dancing attire; at right, a couple in Polish folk costume.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825075540Publisher-assigned music number: C. 623 P. : PrilippNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758248Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d0658380-ead2-0133-3b7d-00505686a51c
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