Le beau Monde

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Le beau Monde (Fashionable Society), opus 199, is the name of a quadrille composed by Johann Strauss II, written in 1857, while Strauss was conducting a tour of Russia with his orchestra. The work exudes the authentic musical flavour of Russia, and the St. Petersburg edition of the work describes the composition as a Quadrille sur des airs Russes (Quadrilles on Russian Airs). The title of the quadrille reflects the fashion then in Russia for the French language.[1]


  1. ^ "STRAUSS II, J.: Edition — Vol. 23 CD". Naxos Music Library. Retrieved 3 November 2008.