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Waltzes for Orchestra

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Our final montage for 2019, just in time for the New Year, features the Waltz, including some waltz collections and was built around the contents of an old Vanguard recording called "The Great Waltz Composers" featuring the Vienna State Opera Orchestra under Anton Paulik.

I added three "waltz collections" to the montage: Richard Rodgers' waltzes from his many Broadway musicals (arranged by Leroy Anderson for the Boston Pops), the set of waltzes composed by Richard Strauss for Der Rozenkavalier (arranged by Artur Rodzinski for the Cleveland Orchestra) and Ravel's own orchestration of his Valses Nobles et Sentimentales.

To close things out, Karajan's arrangement of Sibelius' Valse Triste.

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ITYWLTMT Montage #329
Waltzes for Orchestra

Leroy ANDERSON (1908-1975)
Richard Rodgers Waltzes (1947)
Boston Pops
John Williams, conducting

Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949)
Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59, [TrV227]
Waltzes (Arr. A. Rodzinski, ca. 1940)
Cleveland Orchestra
Artur Rodzinski, conducting

Selections from "The Great Waltz Composers"
Wiener Staatsopernorchester
Anton Paulik, conducting

Josef LANNER (1801-1843)
Hofball-Tanze, Op.161

Johann STRAUSS II (1825-1899)
Seid umschlungen Millionen, Op.443

Emile WALDTEUFEL (1837-1915)
Ganz Allerliebst (Très Jolie), Op.159

Josef STRAUSS (1827-1870)
Geheime Anziehungskräfte (Dynamiden), Op 173

Carl Michael ZIEHRER (1843-1922)
Faschingskinder, Op. 382

Oskar NEDBAL (1874-1930)
“Kavalier-walzer” from Polenblut (1913)

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
Valses nobles et sentimentales, MR 61
(Orch. Ravel, 1912)
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Charles Dutoit, conducting

Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957)
“Valse triste” from Kuolema, Op.44
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan, conducting

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Updated Dec-31-2019 at 14:26 by itywltmt

Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music