Friday, September 7, 2007


Bergamaska-dance 16-17 centuries. in 2/4 or 4/4, took place from the Italian city of Bergamo. Shakespeare mentions to bergamaska in comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream, so that the dance was known in England as early as in 1916. In manuscripts of the time bergamaska has a melody, which is often a basso ostinato (ie constantly recurring ABC), with variations. Melody bergamaska recalled later German folk song Kraut und RĂ¼ben that was used D. Buxtehude and then introduced I. S. Bach in his Goldberg- variations. Today, not associated with the old bergamaska, performed in a lively pace, at 6 / 8 and a reminder of tarantella, used Alfredo Piatti in Bergamaske for music.

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