Definition of Contredanses
1. contredanse [n] - See also: contredanse
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contredanses
Literary usage of Contredanses
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889): ...edited by Sir by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1890)
"The introduction of ' contredanses ' into the ballet, which first took place in the 5th act of Rousseau's 'Fêtée de Polymnie' (1745), and the consequent ..."
2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"Of dance-music for full orchestra the first published was four contredanses (267, Salzburg, 1776); in 1784 followed two quadrilles (463), each consisting of ..."