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Saturday, August 3, 2019 Permalink

The Waltz Connection


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 loved the world over.


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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