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Pasodoble

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The pasodoble or paso doble (literally, ‘double step’ in Spanish) is one of the best-known dance and march music genres from Spain. Its origins remain uncertain, but it seems to have taken form in the late eighteenth century. Initially...

Operetta

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...In Italian, operetta is the diminutive of opera, meaning ‘little’ or ‘short’ opera. As such, the term refers to works that recall operas in their format and ­conception but are ‘minor’ both in quantitative and qualitative terms – that is,...

Cuplé

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Cuplé is a type of Spanish popular song performed mostly by women and modeled after Western cabaret music, with public performance in theaters, concert-halls, cafés, cinemas and specially designed buildings. The life of cuplé spanned...