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J. Strauss Jr.: 100 Most Famous Waltzes, Etc Vol 2


Release Date: 06/22/1999 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554518   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Alfred WalterMichael DittrichJohannes WildnerPeter Guth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic OrchestraBratislava Slovak Radio Symphony OrchestraCzecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Special Order:  This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 business days.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Music has its miraculous bodies of work, Bach's cantatas, Schubert's songs, Scarlatti's sonatas and here, for your consideration, the waltzes of Johann Strauss Jr. Much admired by serious composers such as Brahms and Schoenberg, this is "light" music not to be taken lightly, with a wealth of melodic invention wedded to an inimitable sense of charm and fantasy that runs through much of the roster of more than 500 waltzes, marches and polkas.
The Marco Polo label has undertaken the massive and unprecedented project of recording Strauss's entire orchestral output, and now Naxos is offering the highlights on 10 discs at a budget price. Volume Two features the famous waltzes 'Vienna Blood' and 'Voices of Spring' and the 'Thunder and
Read more Lightning' polka in addition to some lesser-known gems. The performances and recordings are on a consistently high plane and, if you're wondering how the 'Demolition Polka' got its name, the excellent liner notes, which place each work in historical context, will take care of that. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Blindekuh: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2.
Abschied von St Petersburg, Op. 210 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Michael Dittrich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
4.
Wiener Blut, Op. 354 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 47 Secs. 
5.
Figaro-Polka, Op. 320 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
6.
Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Peter Guth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1883; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 14 Secs. 
7.
Demolirer-Polka, Op. 269 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
8.
Wiener Bonbons, Op. 307 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 20 Secs. 
9.
Burschen-Wanderung, Op. 389 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
10.
Indigo und die vierzig Räuber: Indigo-Marsch, Op. 349 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Blindekuh: Overture
Abschied von St. Petersburg, Op. 210: Abschied von St. Petersburg, Walzer, Op. 210
Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning), Op. 324: Unter Donner und Blitz, Polka Schnell, Op. 324
Wiener Blut: Overture: Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood), Op. 354
Figaro, Op. 320: Figaro-Polka, Op. 320
Fruhlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op. 410
Demolirer, Op. 269: Demolierer-Polka, Op. 269
Wiener Bonbons, Op. 307: Wiener Bonbons, Walzer, Op. 307
Burschenwanderung, Op. 389: Burschenwanderung, Polka francaise, Op. 389
Indigo, Op. 349: Indigo-Marsch, Op. 349

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