The The real Scotch polkas: as danced at the balls and opera houses of Milan, Paris, Vienna, London, &c

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Title
The The real Scotch polkas: as danced at the balls and opera houses of Milan, Paris, Vienna, London, &c
Names
Linter, Ricardo (Arranger)
Lewis & Brown (Lithographer)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1840 - 1849 (Approximate)
Place: Toronto
Publisher: A.& S. Nordheimer
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Anon Rea 2
Topics
Polka (Dance)
Polkas
Genres
Prints
Sheet music covers
Scores
Notes
Statement of responsibility: arranged by Ricardo Linter.
Caption title.
Statement of responsibility: Lith. of Lewis & Brown, 272 Pearl Street, N.Y.
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
Extent: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 36 x 27 cm. + music score (6 p.)
Description
Sheet 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 Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825121080
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758971
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ffe57b40-b0d1-0133-5902-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1840: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The The real Scotch polkas" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1840 - 1849. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/dcc91f30-b19b-0133-0954-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The The real Scotch polkas" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 25, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/dcc91f30-b19b-0133-0954-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1840 - 1849). The The real Scotch polkas Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/dcc91f30-b19b-0133-0954-00505686a51c

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The The real Scotch polkas