Contredanse


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Contredanse

 

an English folk dance that developed in the 17th and 18th centuries. It later became popular in other European countries as a ball dance and was replaced in the 19th century by the quadrille.

The contredanse originally had one figure and then five or six; it is written in 2/4 or 6/8 time. John Playford was the first to write arrangements of the contredanse in the dance collection English Dancing Master (1651). As a musical form, the contredanse was used by such composers as Mozart, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky.

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The figures may, in fact, be traced back to the predecessor of the quadrille, the eighteenth-century contredanse francaise or cotillion.
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For instance, the use of a simple English contredanse at the moment when Prometheus invites his "creatures" to take their first steps suggests a certain "egalitarian" impulse within Beethoven's treatment of the myth (p.
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In particular this extended suite demonstrates his use of what Masson called |the counterpoint of timbres'--the concertante interplay of groups (often pairs) of instruments--which is so characteristic of the later Rameau and which can be heard in all its brilliance in movements like the |Entree tres gay des Troubadours', the first Contredanse en rondeau and the Air vif.
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