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Badinage, badinerie

Erich Schwandt

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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A term applied to suite movements of a playful nature. The titles ‘badinage’ or ‘badinerie’ first appeared in the early 18th century; they have no precise musical meaning but rather suggest a mood, jocular, frivolous or bantering.

The most well-known badinerie is the final movement of J.S. Bach’s Suite no.2 in B minor bwv1067. Rhythmically, this movement has much in common with the gavotte: it begins with a half-bar, the first phrase is eight

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Subjects: Music

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