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An American Dance Craze Hits Europe

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European music took root in the Americas as the colonies began to expand. But the more enthusiastic cultural exchange arguably occurred on the other side of the Atlantic. Learn more about how early American dance created a craze in Europe.

A Menu From 1716 Answers: “What Did Bach Eat?”

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J.S. Bach was a prolific composer, and apparently a prolific eater, as well! His wife, Anna Magdalena Bach, recorded an epic meal that he enjoyed after dedicating the new organ in Halle on May 3, 1716. The meal had almost as many courses as he had children!

Quiz: Match the Composer to His Favorite Food

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Some composers ate to live, others lived to eat. Can you match the composer to his favorite food?

Recipes Composed by Classical Composers

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Did you know that some of your favorite composers composed recipes as well? Here are a few culinary masterpieces composed by Rossini, Verdi, Ned Rorem, Puccini, and Janáček.