Dances of Switzerland
by Louise Witzig
Edited by Violet Alford
(Handbooks of European National Dances)
Max Parrish & Company, 1949 [First Edition], illustrated colour frontispiece and title page, illustrated coloured plates, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front end-paper, wrapper foxing to end-papers, price-clipped dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, chips and small tears to edges and corners, (see photographs)
"This book gives a fascinating account of Switzerland's rich heritage of dance and song - a heritage to which all the four races of the Swiss have contributed their varying shares. The Clod dances of the Alpine cowherds and their well-known yodelling song, the simple, flowing Valse Frappee of Geneva, and the gay Luderen Polka have been part of Swiss village life for many hundreds of years. These and many other dances, and their place in Swiss folk life, are described by the author in an introductory essay; in addition, four typical dances are selected for more detailed description, with music step-notation, and four delightful colour plates show the correct costume for each."