Day 208: Dances I

BeethovenCD13There’s not much I can say about today’s CD.

It’s 55 tracks of short dance pieces, all of which sound like something one would hear in ornate rooms filled with well-dressed people in powdered wigs.

I’m not going to list all 55 tracks here.

If you really want to know, I’ll bet you could find them on the Brilliant Classics web site.

I wonder if this music was considered the Pop music of Beethoven’s day. Like, would these dance tunes have been heard a lot on the radio? Would the German equivalent of Dick Clark (on, I presume, German Bandstand) have told people they had a groovy beat?

And how does one know if these are good or not? They all sound pretty much the same to me. Do some become favorites by virtue of…what?

Was dance music in Beethoven’s day highly regarded?

I dunno.

I suppose it’s possible.

Sort of like how the Bee Gees were in 1977.

And then were not by 1978.

But that’s another story for another time and place.