Venezuelan waltz

The Venezuelan waltz is a hall dance and accompanying musical genre that was popularized in 19th-century Venezuela.

Illustration of the 19th century, that invites to the Caracas carnival, and a waltz competition

The two main types of waltz were the hall waltz and the popular waltz. The former was typically performed on piano. Key musicians in this genre were Federico Vollmer, Manuel Azpúrua, Manuel Guadalajara, Rafael Isaza, Heraclio Fernández, Rogelio Caraballo, Federico Villena, Ramon Delgado Palacios, and Antonio Lauro.

The popular waltz was performed on traditional regional instruments, often the violin and the bandola accompanied by guitar, triple and cuatro. Most popular waltzes had anonymous composers.

List of Venezuelan waltzes (partial)Edit

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