Pesten: Treichlinger J. [PN J.T. 170], .
Folio.  (title), 2-7,  (blank) pp. Engraved.
Five dances and a finale based on motives from the opera Kunola.
Spine repaired with paper tape; former owners' names to title in pencil ("A Mickerts") and ink ("Ottilie von Pilbach") to title; light soiling and foxing throughout.
First Edition. Mona 569. Rare (no copies in the U.S. or U.K).
Császár's opera A kunok premiered in Pest at the National Theatre on September 16, 1848.
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).
Hollósy (1827-1890) was a Hungarian soprano of Armenian descent who became the leading operatic singer in Hungary. Erkel wrote roles specifically for her, and she frequently sang patriotic songs in her concerts during the rise of Hungarian nationalism.
Ottilie von Pilbach (b. 1804) was, in all likelihood, the daughter of noted businessman Alois Franz Pilbach (1778-1832).
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