This short minuet by Beethoven was originally composed for orchestra and was later arranged for piano. The original orchestral score has been lost. It has been arranged for many different instrument combinations, here for violin, viola, cello, and double bass. The minuet was published as the 2nd of a set of 6 minuets with the catalog number Wo0 10.
This piece was featured in the musical, The Music Man, where a crooked salesman convinces people to buy musical instruments and promises to teach them to play. He begins teaching the minuet by having the students sing the melody and merely think about playing it. In popular American culture, this Minuet was featured several times on The Muppet Show, including once as a duet with Itzahk Perlman and Telly in 1980, and once in a comedy skit with Rowlf playing it on piano in recital.