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Title
Soupirs des fleurs polka and the Camellia polka mazurka
Additional title: Soupir des fleurs
Additional title: La camellia
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1840 - 1849 (Approximate)
Place: London
Publisher: Musical Bouquet
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Anon Sou 1
Topics
Ballroom dancing -- 19th century
Polkas
Polka-mazurkas
Genres
Prints
Sheet music covers
Scores
Notes
Caption title.
Statement of responsibility: The cover and score for Soupirs des fleurs polka (p. 2-3) identify the composer as Strauss.
Statement of responsibility: The score for The camellia polka mazurka (p. [4]) identifies the composer as Julie Masson.
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.
Biographical/historical: The polka-mazurka, a ballroom dance that first became popular in the 1840s, consisted of polka steps danced to the 3/4 time of the mazurka.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : lithograph?, b&w ; 34 x 26 cm. + music score (3 p.)
Description
Sheet music cover illustration depicting an elegant ballroom filled with well-dressed ladies and gentlemen. In the middle distance, a few couples are dancing. The illustration is surrounded on three sides by a decorative frame, the top portion of which contains two small figures of female ballet dancers, one of whom wears wings similar to those of Marie Taglioni's Sylphide. A dancing couple, possibly in Spanish folk costume, is depicted at center.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825120921
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758959
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2effdcb0-b0d2-0133-5f18-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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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. "Soupirs des fleurs polka and the Camellia polka mazurka" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1840 - 1849. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/f267a260-b19d-0133-2ec4-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Soupirs des fleurs polka and the Camellia polka mazurka" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 21, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/f267a260-b19d-0133-2ec4-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1840 - 1849). Soupirs des fleurs polka and the Camellia polka mazurka Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/f267a260-b19d-0133-2ec4-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Soupirs des fleurs polka and the Camellia polka mazurka