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Famous Waltzes Vol 2 / Bauer-Theussl, Vienna Volksorchester


Release Date: 10/29/2008 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 400013   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Josef LannerIosif IvanoviciKarel Komzak IIJosef Strauss,   ... 
Conductor:  Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 and Read 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.

-- Gramophone [5/1982]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Die Schönbrunner Walzer, Op. 200 by Josef Lanner
Conductor:  Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Vienna, Austria 
2.
The Danube waves by Iosif Ivanovici
Conductor:  Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Romania 
3.
Bäd'ner Mad'ln, Op. 257 by Karel Komzak II
Conductor:  Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Czech Republic 
4.
Geheime Anziehungskräfte, Op. 173 "Dynamiden" by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Herreinspaziert, Op. 518 by Carl Michael Ziehrer
Conductor:  Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65 by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Dresden, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Hector Berlioz 

Customer Reviews

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 delightful CD July 14, 2018 By 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
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