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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The polka-mazurek is a dance, musically similar to the mazurek, but danced much like the polka. Many polka-mazurek's were composed by Johann Strauss II and his family. Johann Strauss I did not compose any of this type of music; the first polka-mazurek example written by the Strauss family was in the year 1854 by Johann Strauss II, entitled La Viennoise op. 144.The polka-mazurek was not credited to the Strauss family alone, as many Viennese composers in the 1850s era also wrote many examples. This variant of the polka was seen as cross-cultural, as many of its influences can be seen in the French-polka with its feminine and deliberate steps as well as the exciting schnell-polka, where Eduard Strauss composed many famous pieces of this type.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Stapress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136298198
  • 9786136298191