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Thread #39590 Message #1619537
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
03-Dec-05 - 07:38 PM
Thread Name: Mexican Music - German Origins?
Subject: RE: Mexican Music - German Origins?
Of course, the presence of abundant polkas, varsouviennes, schottisches, etc. in Mexico indicates the universal popularity of these European dances in the latter half of the 19th century, not just the influence of immigrants. Spanish and Portuguese, Russian, Czech and other European sheet music as well as American and Canadian, has much of it.
Johann Strauss was responsible for polkas and varsouviennes as well as waltzes, which spread everywhere European languages were spoken and ballroom dancing was popular.