Flirtation (Strakosch, Maurice)


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Schissel (2012/3/23)

Editor First edition ?
Publisher. Info. Boston: G.P. Reed & Co., 1849.
Misc. Notes Color Scan. Same year as the Hall edition but not quite exactly the same music - see the last few bars, for instance - and in F major rather than F.
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Schissel (2012/3/23)

Publisher. Info. New York: William Hall & Son, 1849. Plate 474.
Misc. Notes In F major.
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General Information

Work Title Flirtation
Alternative. Title The Flirtation Polka, A Burlesque musicale (Morceau elegant)
Composer Strakosch, Maurice
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.25 (see below)
Key Version 1: F major
Version 2: F-sharp major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Performance. 1851-1-18
First Publication. 1849 – New York: William Hall & Son (Plate 474)
Dedication à Madame Lavillebeuvre
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano

Misc. Comments

Premiere date from Strong on Music: Reverberations, 1850-1856, p.184 of Vera Brodsky Lawrence's edition of George Templeton Strong (1820–75, not the composer of the same name)'s diaries.

Eliza Ripley comments on several Strakosch and (William) Wallace works in her Social Life in Old New Orleans (1912) (pp.148–149 or so) (republished in 1999 and previewable @ Google Books; if the original can be scanned in (ah, it has indeed been - see here) it would be good to have, I think!). She says briefly "and "Flirtation Polka," to Mme. Lavillebeuvre, who was a delightful pianist and merited something more inspiring than that" - Schissel

(Republished in 1858/59 as his Op.25, Morceau élégant, in a new edition- see Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1859), p.9.)