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Track Listing
Artist:
Various Composers
Title:
European Dance Music
Label:
Quantum
Cat No:
QM7022
Format:
CD
Price £11.99
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This disc takes the listener on a voyage across Europe, from Norway to Spain, by way of Russia and Germany. These dances were composed for late 19th century salon audiences and featured the most popular dance forms of the period: the waltz, mazurka, polonaise, bolero, as well as Ländler. The four composers share certain points: they were about 30 years of age when they wrote these pieces; 4-handed piano dance music was a favourite medium; they found inspiration in the peasant tradition and folklore of their country. At the same time they outgrew this regional character to attain an identity that one would today call European, by broadening their musical education in other countries.
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