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Lot 0071
Heading: (California)
Author: Henri Herz
Title: (Music) La Californienne, Grande Polka Brillante, Op.167
Place Published: New York
Publisher:William Hall
Date Published: ca. 1854

11 x 14", 9pp. The first issue may have been published in Germany, followed by several American printings of unestablished priority in 1854.

Herz, a French-Austrian, was probably the first classical music composer and pianist to come to California during the Gold Rush (his first performed in San Francisco in April 1850). He composed this piece - among his eight piano concertos, and numerous sonatas, nocturnes, marches and waltzes - while still in California though it was not published until several years later.


Front and rear covers present but detached at spine.

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1854 Gold Rush San Francisco California Polka

Auction ended on Thu, Jan 28, 2016
Estimate $100 - $150
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