No. 1, The Original Mazurka. Dedicated to Monsr. E. Coulon... Price 25 Cents. Louis JULLIEN.

No. 1, The Original Mazurka. Dedicated to Monsr. E. Coulon... Price 25 Cents

New York: E. Ferrett & Co., [ca. 1845]. Folio. 1f. (recto hand-coloured lithographic illustration by T. Sinclair of couples dancing), [1] (blank), 2 pp. detailed descriptions with diagrammatic illustrations of the "Mazurka of Spa" by "Laborde, Corralli, and Elie, Professors at the Royal Academy of Paris" + 4 pp. of stereotyped music in piano score.

Small composer's facsimile signature handstamp to lower right corner.

Disbound; very slightly worn and soiled; small binder's holes to extreme inner margin; small tears to spine.

Jullien was a French conductor, composer, and music publisher. "Considered something of a child prodigy by his violinist-bandmaster father Antonio, Jullien served in the army before entering the Paris Conservatoire in 1833 or 1831. He left in 1836, preferring dance music over counterpoint. For the next three years, Jullien’s lively entertainments of dance music at the Jardin Turc brought rapid popularity, rivalling Musard’s, and three duels brought notoriety. He left Paris for England in 1838... In the democratization of music and the establishment of the early promenade concert, Jullien’s role was significant... Davison... was a supporter and personal friend: ‘M. Jullien’, he wrote in the Musical World, ‘was undoubtedly the first who directed the attention of the multitude to the classical composers … [he] broke down the barriers and let in the “crowd”.’ " Keith Horner in Grove Music Online. Item #29848

Price: $150.00  other currencies

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