Pesten: Rózsavölgyi és társa [PN R és T. 705 Sz.], .
Folio.  (title), 2-7,  (blank) pp. Engraved.
Slightly worn and soiled; trimmed.
First Edition. Mona 1577. Rare (no copies located outside Hungary).
Erkel's Bánk Bán, set to a libretto by Béni Egressy after the play by József Katona, was first performed in Pest at the National Theater on March 9, 1861. It remains one of the most popular and successful Hungarian operas.
Composer and violinist Ellenbogen studied at the Vienna Conservatory and then returned to his home town of Miskolc where he organized and led the theater orchestra. He soon left to join the theater orchestra in Pest, where he also conducted the ballet. As a composer, Ellenbogen specialized in dances and fantasias on popular themes. In 1851, he founded the Magyar Zeneszerző-társulatot (Hungarian Composers Association).
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