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X:1 T:Madame Ricamiers Waltz M:3/8 L:1/8 R:Waltz B:Bland & Weller - Favorite Country Dances, Hornpipe & Reels (1803, No. 13, p. 7) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F {e}ffa|{e}ffa|gg/f/g/a|bgg|{e}ffa|{e}ffa|g/a/g/f/e/d/|c2 z:| |:c2 A/c/|fcc|{c}BG G/B/|AFF|c2 A/c/|fcc|BG E/G/|F2z:| |:A(A/G/A/B/)|cAA|B(B/A/B/c/)|dBB|e/g/b/g/e/c/|f/e/f/c/A/F/|E/G/B/G/F/E/|F2:|]

Juliette Récamier, by François Pascal Simon, Baron Gérard, 1802
MADAME RICAMIERS WALTZ. English, Waltz (3/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. During the years 1802–1803 there was a brief pause in the nearly continuous twenty-one years of war between France and England, allowing Londonders to get a glimpse of life in Napoleonic Paris. There was intense curiousity about French culture; dancing, society, and events. The Bland & Weller volume of country dances echoes that interest with several French-themed dances.

Juliette Récamier [1] (1777–1849) was a Parisian society leader whose salon was a hub of French cultural life for much of the first half of the 19th century. She was considered one of the most beautiful and graceful women of her day and an accomplished hostess and converstationalist whose charm and manners drew people of education and genius to her.

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Printed sources : - Bland & Weller (24 Favorite Country Dances, Hornpipes & Reels), 1803; No. 13, p. 7.

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