This is to be welcomed particularly for the inclusion of several waltzes not otherwise currently available. The gentle Die Schanbrunner, named after the imperial palace in Vienna, is one of Lanner's more elaborate waltzes. Ziehrer's Herreinspaziert, on the other hand, is quite boisterous. Bad'ner Mad'In is the work of Karel Komzak the younger (1850-1905) whose ABC Potpourri I have always wanted to hear. In it he strings together themes by 26 composers starting with Adolph Adam and going through the alphabet in the right order to Ziehrer. For K, of course, he quotes one of his father's marches. It is sad that Bad'ner Mad'In recalls that it was at Baden that Komzik the elder tried to board a moving train, slipped and fell under the wheels andRead more was killed. Ivanovici was a Romanian, to whose countrymen the Danube meant as much if not more than it did to the Viennese. His The Danube Waves was a favourite of my younger days in a Marek Weber recording. I was surprised to find that the current Gramophone Classical Catalogue does not list any alternative version of Dynamiden, one of Josef Strauss's most individual waltzes. The Weber/Berlioz Invitation to the Dance was an obvious candidate for inclusion but I would have preferred in its place another waltz of the Viennese variety. The playing is excellent throughout, with treatment that is more akin to that of Stolz than that of Boskovsky. The sound is digitally clear with a trace of glassiness from the violins when playing forte.
delightful CDJuly 14, 2018By Mozelle K. (Sterling, VA)See All My Reviews"I bought this CD because I'd heard the Waves of the Danube, and was delighted with all the other selections, as well! I played it for a friend who is familiar with most waltzes, and she'd not heard any of these, and was delighted as well. You cannot go wrong with this CD--refreshing and delightful!"Report Abuse