Pesten: Wágner Jóséf [PN D], .
Folio. 1f. (recto with small illustration of couples performing a social dance, verso blank), 3-7,  (blank) pp. Engraved.
Slightly worn, soiled, and browned; spine reinforced with paper tape. Moderate offsetting and scattered foxing throughout.
First Edition. Mona 347. Scarce (4 copies only located outside Hungary).
Composer and violinist Márk Rózsavölgyi was one of the major figures in Hungarian music in the generation preceding Liszt.
"Rózsavölgyi was celebrated as the last important master of the verbunkos and the first of the more modern Hungarian dance, the csárdás, which became the most popular genre of 19th-century Hungarian music. From the second half of the 1830s he dedicated a csárdás to every great political, social or private occasion. His name is also associated with the creation of the Hungarian drawing-room and social dance as well as the cyclical, repetitive dance form. Sándor Petőfi, the most important contemporary poet in Hungary, defended him publicly against attacks in the press. Similarly, Ferenc Erkel thanked him publicly for the dedication of his csárdás Halljuk (‘Hear, hear!’). In the poem which Petőfi wrote on the occasion of his death Rózsavölgyi was referred to as a ‘rouser of national consciousness’." Ferenc Bónis in Grove Music Online.
Lajos Szabó Szőllősy (1803-1882) was one of the most important Hungarian dancers and choreographers of the 19th century, promoting folk and national dance styles.
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