Claude Debussy’s “Menuet” constitutes the second movement of his famous piano suite “Suite bergamasque.” In A minor, its playful main theme contrasts with an alternatively mysterious and dramatic middle section. The piece is particularly original, as it does not conform to the particular style that most minuets share. Rather than being very airy and dainty, it shows much more raw comedy. Debussy sets a very novel piece in the guise of an old dance style.
The item is included in the following music pack:
For the remaining movements of the Suite Bergamasque, please, see:
- Debussy, Piano Suite Bergamasque, L. 75, No. 1. Prelude (3:53)
- Debussy, Piano Suite Bergamasque, L. 75, No. 3. Moonlight (4:16)
- Debussy, Piano Suite Bergamasque, L. 75, No. 4. Passepied (3:36)
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