The real Scotch polkas [with score]: as danced at the balls and opera houses of Milan, Paris, Vienna, London, &cAdditional title: Real Scotch polkas. No. 1
NamesLinter, Ricardo (Arranger)W. Sharp & Co (Lithographer)Oakes, William H., d. 1890 (Publisher)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1840 - 1849 (Approximate)Place: BostonPublisher: W.H. Oakes
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Anon Rea 1
GenresPrintsSheet music coversScores
NotesStatement of responsibility: arranged by Ricardo Linter.Caption title.Statement of responsibility: At lower left: W.H. Sharp, chromo. lith.Pl. no. : 187.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 DescriptionExtent: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 35 x 26 cm. + music score (6 p.)
DescriptionSheet music cover illustration depicting a dancing couple in Scottish costume. The title of the musical composition implies that they are dancing a variant of the polka rather than a Scottish folk dance.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825121255Publisher's music plate number: 187 : W.H. OakesNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758970Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f54eb3c0-b0d1-0133-af23-00505686a51c
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