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Franz Joseph Haydn:

Minuets

The minuet is a dance that started in the 1700's in the French court. Gradually, the minuet began to be used for non-dancing purposes, as a musical form -- especially as the third movement of symphonies. Minuets found their way onto the stage, too, in operas, plays, and ballets.

Music heard in this episode:

Haydn: Symphony #45 (Farewell)
Rameau: Minuet
Boccherini: String Quintet in A
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Bizet: LÂ’Arlesienne Suite #2
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Bach: Minuet in G
Schubert: Minuet
Smetana: Minuet
Ravel: Menuet Antique

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This Week's Quiz

A minuet is an elegant dance performed by couples with music in 3/4 time.

 True

 False

A minuet appears in what section of a four-part symphony?

 first

 second

 third

 fourth

Minuets are found in stage works such as operas and ballets.

 True

 False

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Franz Joseph Haydn:

Minuets

The minuet is a dance that started in the 1700's in the French court. Gradually, the minuet began to be used for non-dancing purposes, as a musical form -- especially as the third movement of symphonies. Minuets found their way onto the stage, too, in operas, plays, and ballets.

Music heard in this episode:

Haydn: Symphony #45 (Farewell)
Rameau: Minuet
Boccherini: String Quintet in A
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Bizet: LÂ’Arlesienne Suite #2
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Bach: Minuet in G
Schubert: Minuet
Smetana: Minuet
Ravel: Menuet Antique

More shows about Franz Joseph Haydn

About Franz Joseph Haydn
Father of the Symphony
The Farewell Symphony
Firsts
Patriotic Songs By Classical Composers

Learn more about Franz Joseph Haydn

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

A minuet is an elegant dance performed by couples with music in 3/4 time.

 True

 False

A minuet appears in what section of a four-part symphony?

 first

 second

 third

 fourth

Minuets are found in stage works such as operas and ballets.

 True

 False

 

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