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Invitation to the Waltz

Donald Macleod charts the rise of Johann Strauss I and the emergence of the waltz from a rustic village dance into an elegant art form sweeping Europe.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod charts the rise of Johann Strauss I and the emergence of the waltz from a rustic village dance into an elegant art-form sweeping Europe.

From its origins in the simple country dancing which came down river from the Black Forest, the waltz grew to become the signature tune of Viennese high society, and the Strauss family its most exuberant exponents. Johann Strauss the elder soon came to dominate the scene with his own high-octane orchestra and his ever-more sophisticated compositions. The highest levels of European society - including Queen Victoria - tripped the light fantastic to the music of the man who became known as the Waltz King.

Trad: Ländler aus Oberbayern
Kreuther Musikanten

J Strauss I: Tauberlin-Walzer, Op 1
Christian Pollack, conductor
Camerata Cassovia

J Strauss I: Sperls Fest-Walzer, Op 30
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Wilhelm Tell-Galoppe, Op 29b
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Hofball Tanze, Walzer, Op 51
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Cachucha-Galopp, Op 97
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Huldigung der Königin von Grossbritannien, Walzer, Op 103
John Georgiadis, director
London Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss I: Wiener Carnevals-Quadrille, Op 124
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Loreley-Rhein-Klänge, Walzer, Op 154
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

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Mon 22 May 2017 18:30

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Music Played

  • Trad

    Ländler aus Oberbayern

    Ensemble: Kreuther Musikanten.
    • Bogner Records CD12523.
    • 8.
  • Johann Strauss

    Tauberln-Walzer Op.1

    Conductor: Christian Pollack.
    • Naxos: 8.225213.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Die Zillerthaler - waltz Op.30

    Orchestra: Štátny komorný orchester Žilina. Conductor: Ernst Märzendorfer.
    • Naxos: 8.225253.
    • Naxos.
    • 9.
  • Josef Strauss

    Grand galoppe du concert

    Orchestra: Štátny komorný orchester Žilina. Orchestra: Štátny komorný orchester Žilina. Conductor: Ernst Märzendorfer.
    • Naxos: 8.225253.
    • Naxos.
    • 6.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Hofball-Tanze Op.51

    Orchestra: Štátny komorný orchester Žilina. Conductor: Ernst Märzendorfer.
    • Naxos: 8.225254.
    • Naxos.
    • 11.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Cachucha-Galopp Op 97

    Orchestra: Štátny komorný orchester Žilina. Conductor: Ernst Märzendorfer.
    • Naxos: 8.225283.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Johann Strauss

    Huldigung der Konigin Victoria von Grossbritannien Op.103

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Georgiadis.
    • Chandos: CHAN 6691.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Wiener Karnevals - quadrille Op.124

    Orchestra: Štátny komorný orchester Žilina. Conductor: Ernst Märzendorfer.
    • Naxos: 8.225286.
    • Naxos.
    • 10.
  • Johann Strauss

    Loreley-Rhein-Klänge - waltz Op.154

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Willi Boskovsky.
    • DECCA : 455-254-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 5.

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