Klapka Induló. Béni EGRESSY.

Klapka Induló.

[Pesten]: [Wagner József], [1849].

Folio. [1] (blank), 2-3, [1] (blank) pp. Engraved.

Manuscript titling ("Komároni indulo szerze Egressy Béni") in pencil to recto of first leaf.

Moderately worn and soiled at edges; corners creased; light offsetting.

First Edition. Mona 474. Scarce (no copies located in the U.S.).

Egressy composed his "Klapka March" while under siege in Komárno to honor General György Klapka, Minister of War during the Hungarian Revolution. It remains one of the official tunes of the Hungarian military.

"With his songs and dances for the theatre in particular, he soon found wide popularity throughout the country and came to be regarded as a pioneer of the Hungarian national popular song and csárdás." Ferenc Bónis in Grove Music Online.

Item #32270

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