Collection of works for piano in manuscript, including two autographs. János KÁLOZDY.
Collection of works for piano in manuscript, including two autographs.
Collection of works for piano in manuscript, including two autographs.

Collection of works for piano in manuscript, including two autographs.

Autograph manuscripts:
- Induló Doppler Ferencz “Benyovsky” czímű dalműből szerkeszté zongorára ... Oblong folio. [1] (title), 2-5, [1] (blank) pp. Notated in ink on 10-stave paper. Initialed at conclusion with flourish, and dated June 21, 1851, Aachen. Parallel title in German.
- Külhangok eredeti Csárdások zongorára ... Oblong folio. [1] (title), [3] pp. Notated in ink on 10-stave paper. Initialed at end with flourish, and dated June 21, 1851, Aachen. Parallel title in German.

6 manuscripts:
Folio. Notated in ink on 12-stave paper in a single hand, most likely that of Béla Kéler, who signed and dated Klänge aus der Ferne. Later published by H. F. Müller and possibly used as the engraver’s Stichvorlage based on the added titles and plate numbers in a different hand.

- Neruda Csárdás. 4 pp. on six leaves.
- Bécsi emlék Induló. 3 pp. of a bifolium.
- Hazám emlekszem rád (Vaterland ich gedenke Dein) eredeti Csárdás. 3 pp. of a bifolium.
- Marien-Polka. 3 pp. of a bifolium.
- Klänge aus der Ferne. 4 pp. on six leaves. Dated Wien 12 Aug. [1]85. and signed “Kéler Béla”
- Benyovsky-Marsch. 4 pp. on six leaves. Pasteover with two systems on p. 3, pencil annotations on p. 4. Slightly browned; scattered minor soiling.

2 manuscripts:
- Bécsi Emlék Induló. Oblong octavo. Title + 3 pp. of a bifolium. Notated in ink on 12-stave paper with printed staves in blue and decorative border in red. In an unknown hand. With numerous corrections and annotations in red ink, possibly in the hand of Kálozdy.
- Marien Polka. Folio. Title + 3 pp. of a bifolium. Notated in ink on 12-stave paper labelled Ernst ter Meer in Aachen. In an unknown hand.

Slightly browned; scattered minor soiling.

János (Johann) Kálozdy was a Hungarian violinist and composer who led the Lóczer Hungarian Music Society, known for playing popular tunes and both Magyar and Romani folk music. Based on concert announcements, the group undertook a tour of Europe from 1850-52, corresponding to the publication of Kálozdy's music in Vienna as well as the present manuscripts.

The signature of composer Bélá Kéler (1820-1882) indicating him as the copyist for six of the pieces is an interesting connection. Kéler lived in Vienna from 1845-54, and as a fellow Hungarian and violinist, it seems probable that he could have served as an intermediary between Kálozdy and the publisher H.F. Müller.

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