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adagio

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Indian Music — Music.

A composition atadagio tempo. A famous example is that written for str by *Barber (1938). A

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Adolphe Adam

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Dance.

(b Paris, 1803; d Paris, 1856).

Fr. composer and critic. Wrote 70 operas, mostly opéras‐comiques, of which best‐known are Le Postillon de Longjumeau (1836) and Si j'étais roi...

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Age of Anxiety

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Dance.

Sym. No.2 by Leonard Bernstein for pf. and orch. (Title from Auden poem.) F.p. Boston, Apr. 1949 cond. Koussevitzky, soloist Bernstein. As ballet, NY Feb. 1950.

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allegro

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Music.

(It.).

Merry, i.e. quick, lively, bright. Often used as the title of a comp. or movement in that style. The superlative is allegrissimo.

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allemande

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Dance.

[Fr. for German]

Term applied to several dances or styles of movement popular between the 15th and 19th centuries, and denoting either a German origin or German characteristics....

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An American in Paris

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Dance.

Gershwin's 1928 orchestral score has been choreographed several times by e.g. R. Page (Cincinnati, 1936) but the best-known dance version is in G. Kelly's 1951 film of the same title.

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anglaise

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Music.

Term used in 18th-century France to distinguish the English style of contredanse (in which couples faced each other in rows) from the French (which was performed in a circle or square)....

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Ann Reinking

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Music Theatre.

(b Seattle, 10 Nov. 1949)

US dancer, choreographer, and director. She studied ballet locally, at San Francisco Ballet School and with Joffrey, making her debut with the corps de...

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Apollon musagète

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Music.

Ballet in one act with choreography by Bolm, music by Stravinsky, and design by N. Remisoff. Premiered 27 Apr. 1928 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, with Bolm, Page, Berenice...

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Appalachian Spring

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Music.

Ballet by Copland, comp. 1943–4, choreog. Martha Graham, 1944. Scored for fl., cl., bn., 4 vn., 2 va., 2 vc., db., pf. Prod. Washington DC 1944. Fuller orch. version of suite and of ballet...

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