Emmanuel Chabrier in Spain - 1882

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

I don’t have to tell you that I’ve observed an enormous number of things: the tango, a kind of dance where the woman imitates the pitching of ships with her behind, that is the only on in 2 time; all the rest are ¾ (Seville) or 3/8 (Málaga and Cádiz). In the north it is different, there they have a very strange kind of 5/8. The 2/4 of the tango is always in the habanera style. This is the picture: one or two women dance, two fellows strum any old thing on a couple of old guitars, and five or six women howl, in the queerest voice, triplets impossible to write down since they change the …   more >>
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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. 269. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424697615628 accessed: 4 December, 2022

location of experience: Spain

Listeners

Emmanuel Chabrier
Composer, Pianist
1841-1894

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Tango /sevillana / malgueñas

Experience Information

Date/Time 1882
Medium live

Notes

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


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:20:15 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:23:36 +0000