[Ilka és a Huszár-Toborzó. Nyitány]. Franz DOPPLER.

[Ilka és a Huszár-Toborzó. Nyitány]

[Pesten]: [Wagner], [1851].

Folio. 1f. (blank, manuscript titling in pencil), 3-15, [1] (blank) pp. Engraved.

Wrappers lacking. Outer leaves somewhat worn and soiled; clear tape repair to spine; slight horizontal crease. Scattered foxing; moderate offsetting throughout.

First Edition, second issue (without plate number). Mona 483.

Ilka és a huszártoborzó [Ilka and the Recruiting of the Hussars], set to a libretto by Johann Janotyckh von Adlerstein, premiered at the National Theatre in Pest on December 29, 1849.

" ... the first Hungarian comic opera permitted by the censor, remained in the repertory for half a century. It is an innocent love story set around 1813 when the Russians and Habsburgs were allies; much of the music derives from folk material." Dezső Legány in Grove Dictionary of Opera.

Doppler is probably best known for his orchestrations of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies (1875); he had a successful career as both a flautist and a composer; he also served as conductor of the Vienna Hofopera Ballet and taught flute at the Vienna Conservatory.

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