Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Schottisch • Trad. Switzerland

Ensemble La Volta (Switzerland)
Folkmusic from Switzerland • Schottisch • Trad. Switzerland
Instruments: Brooms, Mandolin, Vodka bottles, Spoons, Guitar, Guitarron

According to dictionary , Schottisch is Ballroom dance fashionable in the 19th century, introduced to England 1848, not identical with the Écossaise. In England it is usually called by its plural, Schottische. The music is in 2/4 time, much like that of the polka, but played more slowly.


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