Léon Minkus Composer

Ludwig Minkus (Russian: Людвиг Минкус), also known as Léon Fyodorovich Minkus (23 March 1826 – 7 December 1917), was an Austrian composer of ballet music, a violin virtuoso and teacher. Minkus is most noted for the music he composed while serving as Ballet Composer of the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatres in Russia, where he wrote for the original works and revivals of the renowned Ballet Masters Arthur Saint-Léon and Marius Petipa. Among the composer's most celebrated compositions for these Ballet Masters were La Source (1866; composed jointly with Léo Delibes), Don Quixote (1869); and La Bayadère (1877). During his career Minkus wrote a substantial amount of supplemental material for insertion into already existing ballets. Among these pieces, Minkus is most noted for the Grand Pas classique, Pas de trois and Mazurka des enfants written for Marius Petipa's 1881 revival of the ballet Paquita. Today, Minkus's ballet music is some of the most popular and performed in all of ballet, and is a most integral part of the traditional classical ballet repertory.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 23rd, 1826
Date of death
December 7th, 1917 at age of 91
Place of death
Vienna, Austria
Places lived
pop. 1,731,236 (2012)


1. Konservatorium Wien Colleges/University

The Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität is a private music conservatory in Vienna, Austria established in 1938 as Musikschule der Stadt Wien.

Type Music school
Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 - Vienna, Vienna
Official web page www.konservatorium-wien.ac.at
Wikipedia article

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Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Don Quixote (The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra)
1989 Album

Movies music contribution

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Music co-contributors External resources
Jordi Balló
Don Quixote
John L. Hargreaves


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