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Encyclopedia > Ballet (music)

Ballet as musical form is a musical composition intended for ballet performance.


The same music can be used for several different ballet choreographies.


Famous Ballet Composers



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Ballet (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (154 words)
Ballet as musical form is a musical composition intended for ballet performance.
Until about the second half of the 19th century the role of music in ballet was secondary, with main emphasic being on dance, with music being a compilation of danceable tunes.
Writing "ballet music" used to be a job for musical craftsmen, rather than for masters.
Ballet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (991 words)
Many ballet techniques bear a striking similarity to fencing positions and footwork, perhaps due to their development during the same periods of history, but more probably, because both arts had similar requirements in terms of balance and movement.
Ballet has its roots in Renaissance court spectacle in Italy, but was particularly shaped by the French ballet de cour, which consisted of social dances performed by the nobility in tandem with music, speech, verse, song, pageant, decor and costume.
Ballet began to develop as a separate art form in France during the reign of Louis XIV, who was passionate about dance and determined to reverse a decline in dance standards that began in the 17th century.
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