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J. Strauss Jr.: 100 Most Famous Waltzes, Etc Vol 1


Release Date: 06/22/1999 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554517   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Alfred WalterPeter GuthJohannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic OrchestraAustrian Radio Symphony OrchestraPolish State Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Classical music has had a few really popular stars, Puccini, Offenbach, Philip Glass, composers whose works were readily gobbled up by a waiting public the minute the ink was dry, but none could surpass the box office appeal of Johann Strauss Jr. For half a century the Waltz King played to sold-out houses in Austria, Europe, and America, and while demand for his memorably tuneful waltzes and polkas never ceased, neither did his capacity to supply them, with his catalog numbering more than 500.
This Naxos disc is the first of 10 volumes collecting the best material from Marco Polo's monumental series of the complete Strauss orchestral works. Each volume features two or three of the most famous hits coupled with lesser known but often no
Read more less interesting items. Here, for example, you get the overture to 'Die Fledermaus' and the 'Emperor Waltz' alongside Strauss' very first published waltz, 'Sinngedichte' and the novel 'Explosions Polka,' which employs pyrotechnic party favors. The performances, by a variety of orchestras and conductors, are consistently fine and well recorded. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Fledermaus: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2.
Sinngedichte, Op. 1 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Peter Guth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 45 Secs. 
3.
Indigo und die vierzig Räuber: Im Sturmschritt, Op. 348 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Myrtenblüten, Op. 395 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 49 Secs. 
5.
Künstler-Quadrille, Op. 201 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
6.
Künstlerleben, Op. 316 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Peter Guth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 37 Secs. 
7.
Explosions-Polka, Op. 43 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
8.
Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 12 Minutes 58 Secs. 
9.
L'enfantillage, Op. 202 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Peter Guth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
10.
Kaiser Franz Joseph I: Rettungs-Jubel-Marsch, Op. 126 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Die Fledermaus: Overture
Sinngedichte, Op. 1: Sinngedichte, Walzer, Op. 1
Im Sturmschritt!, Op. 348: Im Sturmschritt!, Polka schnell, Op. 348
Myrtenbluten, Op. 395: Myrtenbluten, Walzer, Op. 395
Kunstler, Op. 201: Kunstlerquadrille, Op. 201
Kunstler-Leben (Artist's Life), Op. 316: Kunstlerleben, Walzer, Op. 316
Explosions, Op. 43: Explosions-Polka, Op. 43
Kaiser (Emperor), Op. 437: Kaiserwalzer, Op. 437
L'Enfantillage, Op. 202: L'Enfantillage (Zepperl-Polka), Op. 202
Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Rettungs-Jubel, Op. 126: Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Rettungs-Jubel-Marsch, Op. 126

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