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> Jacobi Collection
Georg Jacobi (1840-1906) was a violinist by training and won the premier prix for violin at the Paris Conservatoire. He also studied composition with Reber, Gevaert and Cheri. He became conductor at the Bouffes-Parisiens in 1869, directing many Offenbach performances and composing some operettas. On the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War he was engaged as conductor for the 1871-2 season at the Alhambra in London and remained for 26 years, composing 103 ballets and divertissements. The Alhambra ballet did much to revive interest in ballet in London during this period, paving the way for the Diaghilev Ballet. The collection contains 63 of Jacobiís ballet and opera scores, together with two incidental music scores for Irving at the Lyceum (Robespierre and The Dead Heart). Some ballet scores contain details of the action and a few diagrams or photographs. The scrapbook covers Jacobi's career from 1854 to 1882.
- Printed music
- Private papers/diaries/letters
Date range of collection
1854 - 1896
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Additional Collection Information
Given to Theatre Museum by London Archives of the Dance
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