Wien: A.O. Hammer, [ca. 1867].
Folio. 3-10 pp.; 3-10 pp.; 1f. (decorative title), 3-9,  pp. Three pieces in total. Engraved.
First page of music of each piece contains lines of poetry by Sándor Petőfi (1823-1849).
With early signature of "Caroline [?]Brontz" to foot of title of third piece.
Somewhat worn and soiled; edges and corners frayed and creased; several leaves loose; minor offsetting throughout. title of third piece detached; titles of first two pieces lacking.
First Edition. Rare (no copies located in the U.S. or the U.K.).
Hungarian composer and violinist Ede Reményi (Eduard Hoffmann) made his début in Pest in 1846 but was then exiled following his involvement with the uprising against Austria. He toured Germany with Brahms, who introduced him to Liszt. The elder Hungarian became his friend and mentor, composing his Epithalam for Reményi's wedding. Appearing throughout Europe as a virtuoso, Reményi was finally allowed back into Hungary in 1860. He continued to tour throughout his life and died at age 70 while giving a concert in San Francisco.
The Eredeti magyar népdalok és csárdások were published in three parts for solo piano and reflect his strong nationalistic feelings.
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