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Shall We Dance?

Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra reveal the extent to which the forms and styles of classical and modern dance music have provided the basis of works for the concert hall.

In this workshop session Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra reveal the extent to which the forms and styles of classical and modern dance music have provided the basis of works for the concert hall. We follow the evolution of the modest Minuet into the symphonic Scherzo, courtesy of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven; the journey of the Landler into the waltz, with Johan Strauss II and Tchaikovsky and the transformation of the Habanera into the Tango, from Bizet to Piazzolla.

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Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Minuet in B flat (K.599 / 4)

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Joseph Haydn

    Minuet from Surprise Symphony

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 7 in A major (Scherzo)

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    German Dances (K.509)

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Landler (Country dances) (K.606 / no.1

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Johann Strauss II - Emperor Waltz Op. 437 (Waltz 1 only)

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No.5 (Valse)

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Georges Bizet

    Habanera (Carmen Suite No. 2 / 7)

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier - Habanera (1885)

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Astor Piazzolla

    Milonga del angel

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Astor Piazzolla

    La Muerte del angel

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra

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