Die Tarantel (Gide, Casimir)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions
Pas de deux
For Piano solo (Zeuner)
Charles Zeuner (1795–1857)
Philadelphia: Geo. Hewitt, 1840.
The dancer portrayed on the cover (one of two named - "As danced by Fanny Elssler & Mons. Sylvain" - the former, of course) was well-enough known, it seems. See Wikipedia e.g. ; LoC (the Library of Congress) has a category of works having to do with her; the arranger, Zeuner, wrote several others of them himself (a collection of several sets of Elssler quadrilles are digitized under his name in their American Memory section)... etc.
|Work Title||Die Tarantel|
|Alternative Title||Pantomimisches Ballet in 2 Aufzügen ; La tarentule|
|Librettist||Eugène Scribe and see below|
|Language||French / German|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||Voices, Orchestra? (?possibly also voices, chorus?)|
See e.g.:. Also an arrangement of an excerpt was published by Atwill Brothers of New York in 1840.
Marian Elizabeth Smith in Ballet and Opera in the Age of Giselle, page 282 mentions a very positive review by Léon Escudier in La France musicale, 30 June 1839.