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Synonyms for bagatelle

a light piece of music for piano

something of little value or significance

a table game in which short cues are used to knock balls into holes that are guarded by wooden pegs

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These pieces would be a marvelous addition to a recital program performing all of the bagatelles or groups of them.
From there, the bagatelles accompany the four dancers on stage in a dance that explores the simple movement themes introduced in the first two bagatelles," Pimble says.
What: Toni Pimble's 1982 ballet, along with her Five Bagatelles and Eloy Barragan's "Encuentros"
Anderszewski elected to begin his Beethoven Bagatelles seemingly at one remove - he disdained highlighting the melodies and opted to create a homogenous palette from the opening chords.
If the Bagatelles contain contrasts of mood, then the Diabelli Variations is a model of synthesising the most diverse and dispirit elements into a cogent whole.
This summer her ensemble, Jane Comfort and Company, will appear at Jacob's Pillow (July 29-August 1), with Underground River (1998) and Three Bagatelles for the Righteous (1996).
A trip to Bali inspired some of the movement in Three Bagatelles for the Righteous, her 1996 dance expressing her outrage at the GOP's stripping away the safety net for the poor and its "gleeful sense of a mandate to kill the NEA.
His Soiree Musicale was a chain of cheery bagatelles with hints of adolescent flirtation.
Sandwiching Berdo's fledgling work, Four Hands, set to Rachmaninoff, between revivals of Twyla Tharp's Waterbaby Bagatelles and York's 1996 hit for the company, Celts, was an error akin to giving the farm team rookie a tryout in the World Series.
Or ten of them, to be exact, in Ten Suggestions, a solo he created for himself in 1981 set to Alexander Tcherepnin's piano Bagatelles, Opus 5.
Twyla Tharp's Waterbaby Bagatelles, originally made for a Boston Ballet gala last year, entered the repertoire during the company's American Festival II series (Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, March 23-April 9, 1995).
Musicians from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra performed Dvorak's Five Bagatelles, op.
Its relatively thin texture and short length make this bagatelle accessible for intermediate- or early- advanced-level students.