Éljen a Magyar!

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Éljen a Magyar! (Hungarian for "Long live the Magyar!"), Op. 332, is a polka composed by Johann Strauss II. It was first performed at the Redoutensaal building in Pest in March 1869. The work was dedicated "to the Hungarian Nation." The coda of the work features a fleeting quotation from the Rákóczi March, which Hector Berlioz had earlier utilised in his La damnation de Faust.[1]

In popular culture[edit]

Éljen a Magyar! can be heard intermittently in the background during an early scene in the 1940 film My Little Chickadee when newly-weds Cuthbert J. Twillie and Flower Belle Lee check into a hotel.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Strauss II, J.: 100 Most Famous Works". NaxosDirect. Retrieved 9 October 2008.