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Czardas rhythm.[1]

Csárdás ( or ; Hungarian: ), often seen with the archaic spelling Czárdás, is a traditional Hungarian folk dance, the name derived from csárda (old Hungarian term for tavern). It originated in Hungary and was popularized by Romani music (Cigány) bands in Hungary and neighboring lands of Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Burgenland, Croatia, Ukraine, Poland, Transylvania and Moravia, as well as among the Banat Bulgarians, including those in Bulgaria.[2]


  • History 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • Bibliography 4
  • External links 5


Hungarians in Vojvodina, Doroslovo, Serbia, dancing the csárdás

The origin of the Csárdás can be traced back to the 18th century Hungarian verbunkos, used as a recruiting dance by the Hungarian army.[3]

The Csárdás is characterized by a variation in

  • StreetSwing's Dance History Archives: Czardas or Csárdás
  • Hungarian Lexikon
  • Hungarian csárdás – 1200 audiofiles
  • Néptá – Links
  • Youku video – performance by Trey Lee Chui-yee
  • Friss Czardas (fast Czardas)

External links

  • Sárosi, Bálint, Zigeunermusik (Gypsy Music), 1977


  1. ^ Blatter, Alfred (2007). Revisiting music theory: a guide to the practice, p. 28. ISBN 0-415-97440-2.
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  3. ^ Tari, Lujza (2012), , A Music Genre And Musical Symbol Of Hungary"Verbunkos"The (PDF), Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, 5 (54) (1): 81–86, The origin of the verbunkos style – verbunk, the dance of young serfs recruited for the army – came to the fore of public attention already during recruitments in the 18th century...During the Austrian domination of Hungary, after 1715 the custom of recruiting conscripts for the regiments of the imperial army at tavern carousals with drinking and dancing also became customary. 


See also

Hungarians in Vojvodina, Skorenovac, Serbia, dancing the csárdás

The original folk csárdás, as opposed to the later international variants, is enjoying a revival in Hungary thanks to the táncház movement.

Classical composers who have used csárdás themes in their works include Emmerich Kálmán, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Léo Delibes, Johann Strauss, Pablo de Sarasate, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and others. The csárdás from Strauss' operetta Die Fledermaus, sung by the character Rosalinde, is probably the most famous example of this dance in vocal music. One of the best-known instrumental csárdás is the composition by Vittorio Monti written for violin and piano. This virtuosic piece has seven tempo variations.

"Csárdás" (1904) by Vittorio Monti, performed by the United States Air Force Band

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, usually colored red, which form a distinctive shape when they whirl. skirts are both male and female, with the women dressed in traditional wide dancers. The time 4
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