Before Althea Gibson punctured the color barrier of women's tennis 52 years ago, the sport was a genteel game played with the tempo of a minuet and the athleticism of couch potatoes.
While the Andantio in the Opus 45 Symphony is grave and vaguely troubling, the mood quickly dissipates with a reassuring minuet .
He also celebrates the minuet , of all dances the one that most clearly captures the blend of pastoral elegance and amorous desire that becomes synonymous with the ballet itself.
As ever, I wanted some tunes to take away, apart from bits of airs (with a minuet as a slight leitmotiv) of contemporary style.
‘The mob may sack Versailles; the Trianon may fall, but surely the minuet-the minuet itself is dancing itself away into the furthest stars’.
From Beethoven onwards the traditional place of the minuet in symphonies and chamber music began to be taken over by the scherzo.
Op. 54 is in two movements, minuet and a kind of perpetuum mobile, often referred to as a toccata: its form and style can't be found elsewhere in Beethoven.
Under the direction of instructor Shirley Agate-Proust from the Alberta Ballet School of Dance, a group of dancers in period costumes will recreate baroque dances including a minuet and a gavotte.
In the show's finale, boys and girls from Beckfield Lane and Burton Stone Lane schools danced a minuet on the floodlit steps of the museum.
Mr. Gregory clapped his hands as the frustrated students tried to master the steps of the waltz or minuet .