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Jacob Gade: Jalousie. Tango Tsigane. Copenhagen 1925.
Music and Theatre Department, mu 9305.2701

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Front cover of the printed edition
illustrated by Harald Jordan

This work is perhaps the most frequently played Danish composition around the world. Gade’s manuscript was acquired by the Royal Library in 1993 with support from the Augustinus Fund. From 1921 to 1927 the composer and conductor Jacob Gade (1879-1963) was employed in the fashionable cinema Paladsteatret as conductor of a large orchestra. During these years a number of silent movies were shown which the orchestra accompanied with suspense music, a part of which Gade himself had composed. Thus Jalousie. Tango Tsigane was written for the Copenhagen premiere of the silent movie Don Q starring Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Astor in September 1925, and was published that same year.

31 x 23.7 cm.

Read more about the composition and the composer on the website of the Music and Theatre Department Jacob Gade: Tango Jalousie (only in Danish).

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