The Full Wiki

More info on Tonadilla

Tonadilla: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tonadilla was a Spanish musical song form of theatrical origin; not danced. The genre was a type of short, satirical musical comedy popular in 18th-century Spain, and later in Cuba and other Spanish colonial countries. It originated as a song type, then dialogue for characters was written into the tonadilla, and it expanded into a miniature opera lasting from 10 to 20 minutes. It drew its personages from everyday life and included popular and folk music and dance, and vernacular language. The tonadilla also influenced the development of the zarzuela, the characteristic form of Spanish musical drama or comedy.

More than 200 stage tonadillas were sung time and again from 1790 to 1814, the year in which they began to be displaced from Havana programs, finding new life in the Cuban provinces.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Carpentier, Alejo 2001 [1945]. Music in Cuba. Minniapolis MN. p125
Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message