The Rail Road Waltzes. Eisenbahn-Lust-Walzer.für das Piano Forte von Johann Strauss. Performed for the first time in public at The Royal Subscription Rooms, Exeter, at Mr. Mason’s Benefit Ball: and Dedicated to the Patroness The Right Hon.ble Lady Rolle. Op.89. Price. 3s.
Music cover, lithograph with letterpress, rare. 343 x 241mm. 13½ x 9½". Some scuffing, and rubbing; horizontal crease. Chips to upper edge.
A very scarce railway item. Front music cover to Johann Strauss I (1804-1849) "Eisenbahn Lust Walzer", written in 1836, before any railway was ever open in Austria. It was supposedly written to celebrate the opening of the first Austrian steam railway on 14 November 1837, between the Viennese suburbs of Floridsdorf and Deutsch Wagram. Published by Boosey & Co, which first opening in London in 1792, moving to 28 Holles Street in 1816. They were originally established as a music lending library to London, and expanded rapidly, acquiring the rights to works by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verid.
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