Emmanuel Chabrier in Spain - at the end of 1882

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 268,269:

Every night, with Alice [Chabrier's wife] , we make the rounds of the café-concerts where they sing the malaguñas, the soledas, the zapatéados and the peteneras; then the dances, which are positively Arabian, that sums it up. If you could see them wriggling their rear ends, twisting and squirming, I don’t think you’d care to leave. At Málaga the thing got so strong I had to get my wife out of there, it wasn’t even funny.
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Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 268,269. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424697483711 accessed: 4 December, 2022

location of experience: Spain

Listeners

Emmanuel Chabrier
Composer, Pianist
1841-1894

Listening to

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malaguñas / soledas / zapatéados / peteneras

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1882
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Emmanuel Chabrier to Édouard Moullé, Granada, November 4, 1882.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:18:03 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:23:19 +0000