Mesék. Alajos TARNAY.
FARKAS, Imre 1879-1976


Farkas Imre szövegét megzenésítette Tarnay Alajos. Hegedüs László és Mühlbeck Károly rajzaival

Budapest: Singer és Wolfner Kiadása, [1904].

Oblong quarto. Original publisher's dark ivory decorative wrappers printed in olive green and lavender. 1f. (title), 3-31, [1] (blank) pp. Text in Hungarian. For voice and piano.

Illustration to upper wrapper by Elek Falus (1884-1950). First and last pages with large illustrations by László Hegedüs (1870-1911). Profusely illustrated throughout with small printed drawings to margins by Károly Mühlbeck (1869-1943) in various colours.

Budapest bookseller and collector's handstamps to title.

Wrappers slightly worn; split at spine; small edge tears; corners chipped. Slight central vertical crease; light browning throughout.

Rare (1 copy located outside Hungary, at the ÖNB).

Pianist Alajos Tarnay primarily wrote works for piano, but also achieved success with his popular songs. For Mesék [Fairy Tales], he set the texts of young poet Imre Farkas, who would go on to become a leading playwright and operetta composer.

Artists Elek Falus, László Hegedüs, and Károly Mühlbeck are all representatives of the Hungarian Art Nouveau style, with its emphasis on folk and pastoral themes.

A beautiful volume combining Hungarian music and art.

Item #32945

Price: $250.00  other currencies

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