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Saturday, October 17, 2015 Permalink

The Waltz Connection

"Waltzes," choreographed For the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine in 1993

 

When you think “waltz” you probably think “Strauss”—and for good reason. 

For the members of the Strauss family made the Viennese Waltz as much a feature of the concert hall as the dance floor.

In this hour, how they—and others—transformed a humble folk dance into an art form.

 

FEATURED RECORDINGS 
CD Title
Group/Artist
Catalog #
UPC
Strauss Ouverturen & Walzer
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Welser-Most
EMI Classics CDC 754089 2
077775408928
Mozart Dances & Marches 
Wiener Mozart-Ensemble, Willi Boskovsky
Philips 422 506-2
028942250628
Haydn: German Dances
Bratislava Chamber Orchestra, Vlastimil Horak
Denon
Amazon download ASIN: B002ECQH1I
Weber: Piano Music, Vol. 1 
Alexander Paley
Naxos 8.550988
0730099598828
Dance Music from Old Vienna
Vienna Dance Quartet
Naxos 8.555689
747313568925
Lanner: Waltzes & Strauss Polkas
Dresden Staatskapelle, Otmar Suitner
Berlin Classics 0091452BC
Amazon downloadASIN: B004YKMOEW
In Vino Veritas
Donau Philharmonie Wien, Manfred Müssauer
Bella Musica
Amazon downloadASIN: B000YCKENC
Strauss: Valses & Polkas 
Johann Strauss Orchestra of Vienna, Willi Boskovsky
EMI Classics 7243 5 74528 2 1
724357452823
Best of Operetta, Vol. 1
Ingrid Kertesi (soprano), Hungarian Operetta Orchestra, Laszlo Kovacs
Naxos  8.550941
0730099594127

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