Subscribe for more classical music: http://bit.ly/YouTubeHalidonMusic Listen to our playlist "The best of classical music" on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2nv7mvw Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/halidonmusic/ ▶ BUY the full MP3 album from our music store: http://bit.ly/17VGvzC ♫♫♫ Special Price ♫♫♫ ▶ BUY on Amazon IT : https://amzn.to/2EYSMoC BUY on Amazon UK : https://amzn.to/2HCx7I3 BUY on Amazon DE : https://amzn.to/2He58Lw BUY on Amazon FR : https://amzn.to/2He5IJc BUY on Amazon ES : https://amzn.to/2HdFZ3w Follow us here: https://www.facebook.com/halidonmusic/ https://twitter.com/halidonmusic http://www.halidon.it/index.php More music here: https://play.spotify.com/user/halidon TRACKLIST The Best of Strauss II 01. Emperor Waltz (Kaiser-Walzer) Op. 437 00:00 02. Strauss I - Radetzky March Op. 228 11:57 03. Voices of Spring (Frühlingsstimmen) Waltz, Op. 410 14:54 04. On the Beautiful Blue Danube (An der Schönen Blauen Donau) Waltz, Op. 314 21:49 05. Chit-Chat (Tritsch-Tratsch) Polka, Op. 214 32:42 06. Viennese Blood (Wiener Blut) Waltz, Op. 354 35:21 07. Viennese Sweets (Wiener Bonbons) Waltz, Op. 307 44:10 08. Tales from the Vienna Woods (G'schichten aus dem Wienerwald) Waltz, Op. 325 53:46 09. Love Songs (Liebeslieder) Waltz, Op. 114 1:06:20 10. Roses from the South (Rosen aus dem Süden) Waltz, Op. 388 1:15:10 11. Be Embraced, You Millions! (Seid umschlungen, Millionen!) Waltz, Op. 443 1:24:26 12. Acceleration (Accelerationen) Waltz, Op. 234 1:33:56 13. Viennese Blood (Wiener Blut) Waltz, Op. 354 1:42:55 14. Light Blood (Leichtes Blut) Polka, Op. 139 1:52:21 15. Pizzicato Polka, Op. 234 1:55:06 16. Polka Schnell, Op. 281 1:57:49 Thank you so much for watching this video by Halidon Music channel, we hope you enjoyed it! Don't forget to share it and subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/YouTubeHalidonMusic All the best classical music ever on Halidon Music Youtube Channel: The Best Classical Music Playlist Mix, The Best Classical Music For Studying, Classical Music For Reading, Classical Music For Concentration, Classical Music for Sleeping and Relaxation, Instrumental Music, Background Music, Opera Music, Piano, Violin & Orchestral Masterpieces by the greatest composers of all time. The very best of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Schubert, Handel, Liszt, Haydn, Strauss, Verdi, Brahms, Wagner, Mahler, Rossini, Ravel, Grieg, Ravel, Dvorák…
Disscuss/Review The Blue Danube Waltz at https://classicalmusiconly.com/work/johann-strauss-ii/the-blue-danube-op-314-e6o3 Title : Johann Strauss II , The Blue Danube Waltz Date : 1867 From Wikipedia,The Blue Danube is the common English title of An der schönen blauen Donau op. 314 (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), a waltz by Johann Strauss II, composed in 1867. Originally performed 9 February 1867 at a concert of the Wiener Männergesangsverein (Vienna Men's Choral Association), it has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire. Its initial performance was only a mild success, however, and Strauss is reputed to have said "The devil take the waltz, my only regret is for the coda -- I wish that had been a success!" The waltz originally had an accompanying song text written by Josef Weyl. Strauss adapted it into a purely orchestral version for the World's Fair in Paris that same year, and it became a great success in this form. The instrumental version is by far the most commonly performed today. An alternate text by Franz von Gernerth, Donau so blau (Danube so blue), is also used on occasion. The sentimental Viennese connotations of the piece have made it into a sort of unofficial Austrian national anthem. It is a traditional encore piece at the annual Vienna New Year's Concert. The first few bars are also the interval signal of Osterreich Rundfunk's overseas programs. It is reported by composer Norman Lloyd in his "Golden Encyclopedia of Music" that when asked by Frau Strauss for an autograph, the composer Johannes Brahms autographed Mrs. Strauss's fan by writing on it the first few bars of the Blue Danube. Under it he wrote "Unfortunately not by Johannes Brahms".The work commences with an extended introduction in the key of A major with shimmering (tremolo) violins and a French horn spelling out the familiar waltz theme, answered by staccato wind chords, in a subdued mood. It rises briefly into a loud passage but quickly dies down into the same restful nature of the opening bars. A contrasting and quick phrase in D major anticipates the waltz before 3 quiet downward-moving bass notes "usher in" the first principal waltz melody. The first waltz theme is familiar gently rising triad motif in cellos and horns in the tonic D major, accompanied by harps; the Viennese waltz beat is accentuated at the end of each 3-note phrase. The Waltz 1A triumphantly ends its rounds of the motif, and waltz 1B follows in the same key; the genial mood is still apparent. Waltz 2A glides in quietly (still in D major) before a short contrasting middle section in B flat major. The entire section is repeated. A more dour waltz 3A is introduced in G major before a fleeting eighth-note melodic phrase (waltz 3B). An loud Intrada (introduction) is then played. Waltz 4A starts off in a romantic mood (F major) before a more joyous waltz 4B in the same key. After another short Intrada in A, cadencing in F-sharp minor, sonorous clarinets spell out the poignant melody of waltz 5A in A. Waltz 5B is the climax, punctuated by cymbal crashes. Each of these may be repeated at the discretion of the performer. The coda recalls earlier sections (3A and 2A) before furious chords usher in a recap of the romantic Waltz 4A. The idyll is cut short as the waltz hurries back to the famous waltz theme 1A again. This statement is cut short, however, by the final codetta: a variation of 1A is presented, connecting to a rushing eighth-note passage in the final few bars: repeated tonic chords underlined by a snare drumroll and a bright-sounding flourish.
Subscribe for more classical music: http://bit.ly/YouTubeHalidonMusic Listen to our playlist “The Best of Classical Music” on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2nv7mvw Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/halidonmusic ▶ BUY the full MP3 album from our music store: http://bit.ly/2xdOJRj ♫♫♫ Special Price ♫♫♫ STRAUSS II WALTZES, POLKAS & OPERETTAS 01. Voices of Spring (Frühlingsstimmen), Waltz Op. 410 00:00 02. Roses from the South (Rosen aus dem Süden), Waltz Op. 388 07:31 03. On the Beautiful Blue Danube (An der schönen blauen Donau), Waltz Op. 314 17:11 04. Acceleration (Accelerationen) Waltz Op. 234 28:35 05. Treasure Waltz (Schatz-Walzer), Op. 418 37:29 06. Where the Lemon Trees Bloom (Wo die Citronen blüh'n), Waltz Op. 346 45:53 07. Be Embraced, You Millions! (Seid umschlungen, Millionen!) Waltz Op. 443 55:36 08. Viennese Sweets (Wiener Bonbons), Waltz Op. 307 01:05:32 09. Artist's Life (Künstlerleben) Waltz Op. 316 01:14:56 10. Tales from the Vienna Woods (G'schichten aus dem Wienerwald) Waltz Op. 325 01:25:18 11. Wine, Women and Song (Wein, Weib und Gesang) Waltz Op. 333 01:38:04 12. Morning Journals (Morgenblätter), Op. 279 01:43:40 13. Love Songs (Liebeslieder), Waltz Op. 114 01:54:48 14. Viennese Blood (Wiener Blut) Waltz Op. 354 02:04:20 15. Annen-Polka Op. 117 02:13.33 16. Light Blood (Leichtes Blut) Polka Op. 319 02:16:36 17. Tritsch-Tratsch Polka Op. 214 02:19:17 18. Thunder & Lightning (Unter Donner und Blitz) Polka Op. 324 02:21:50 19. Long live the Magyar (Éljen a Magyar! ), Polka Op. 332 02:24:53 20. The Gypsy Baron: Ouverture 02:27:38 21. The Gypsy Baron, Act III: March. Hurrah, die Schlacht 02:29:55 22. The Gypsy Baron, Act III: Finale. Reich' ihm die Hand 02:32:44 23. Persian March, Op. 289 02:33:47 24. Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257 02:36:04 25. The Bat (Die Fledermaus): Ouverture 02:38:58 Tracks 1-2, 10 & 25 performed by Vilnius Orchestra, Silvano Frontalini Tracks 3, 20 & 22 performed by Donetsk Orchestra, Silvano Frontalini Tracks 4-9, 11-19 & 23-24 performed by Stettino Philharmonic Orchestra, Stefan Marzcik Track 21 performed by Stettino Philharmonic Orchestra, Donetsk Chorus, Stefan Marzcik Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King", and was largely then responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. Strauss was admired by other prominent composers: Richard Wagner once admitted that he liked the waltz "Wein, Weib und Gesang" Op. 333. Johannes Brahms was a personal friend of Strauss; the latter dedicated his waltz "Be Embraced, You Millions!", Op. 443, to him. Thank you so much for watching this video by Halidon Music channel, we hope you enjoyed it! Don't forget to share it and subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/YouTubeHalidonMusic All the best classical music ever on Halidon Music Youtube Channel: the very best of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Schubert, Handel, Liszt, Haydn, Strauss, Verdi, Brahms, Wagner, Mahler, Rossini, Ravel, Grieg, Dvorák…
Subscribe for more classical music: http://bit.ly/YouTubeHalidonMusic Listen to our playlist "The best of classical music" on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2nv7mvw Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/halidonmusic/ ▶ BUY the full MP3 album from our music store: http://bit.ly/1tZvC8X ♫♫♫ Special Price ♫♫♫ ▶ BUY on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vJdUVX ▶ BUY on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1stBC6h Follow us here: https://www.facebook.com/halidonmusic/ https://twitter.com/halidonmusic http://www.halidon.it/index.php More music here: https://play.spotify.com/user/halidon THE BEST OF WALTZ Strauss - Künstlerleben op. 316 (00:00) Strauss - Rosen aus dem Süden op. 388 (10:06) Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers (19:36) Strauss - Frühlingsstimmen op. 410 (26:18) Strauss - Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald op. 325 (33:36) Strauss - Schatz-Walzer op. 418 (46:18) Strauss - Kaiser-Walzer op. 437 (54:24) Strauss - Wiener Bonbons op. 307 (01:05:54) Strauss - Seid umschlungen Millionen op. 443 (01:15:06) Strauss - Wiener Blut op. 354 (01:24:42) Strauss - An der schönen blauen Donau op. 314 (01:33:30) Strauss - Liebeslieder op. 114 (01:44:42) Strauss - Wein, Weib und Gesang op. 333 (01:53:48) Strauss - Wo die Zitronen blühen op. 364 (01:59:18) Strauss - Morgenblätter op. 279 (02:08:36) All tracks performed by Donetsk Philharmonic Orchestra under the conduction of Silvano Frontalini. Thank you so much for watching this video by Halidon Music channel, we hope you enjoyed it! Don't forget to share it and subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/YouTubeHalidonMusic All the best classical music ever on Halidon Music Youtube Channel: The Best Classical Music Playlist Mix, The Best Classical Music For Studying, Classical Music For Reading, Classical Music For Concentration, Classical Music for Sleeping and Relaxation, Instrumental Music, Background Music, Opera Music, Piano, Violin & Orchestral Masterpieces by the greatest composers of all time. The very best of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Schubert, Handel, Liszt, Haydn, Strauss, Verdi, Brahms, Wagner, Mahler, Rossini, Ravel, Grieg, Ravel, Dvorák…
One wonderful waltz of Johann Strauss Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 -- June 3, 1899; also known as fully Johann Baptist Strauss, and Johann Strauss, Jr. was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King", and was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. Strauss was born in St. Ulrich (now a part of Neubau), the son of Johann Strauss I, another composer of dance music. His father did not wish him to become a composer, but rather a banker; however, the son defied his father's wishes, and went on to study music with the composer Joseph Drechsler and the violin with Anton Kollmann, the ballet répétiteur of the Vienna Court Opera. Strauss had two younger brothers, Josef and Eduard Strauss, who became composers of light music as well, although they were never as well-known as their elder brother. Some of Johann Strauss's most famous works include The Blue Danube, Vienna Waltz, Kaiser-Walzer, Tales from the Vienna Woods, the Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, and the Pizzicato Polka. Among his operettas, Die Fledermaus and Der Zigeunerbaron are the most well-known.
In the winter of 1882/83 Johann Strauss was invited to compose a vocal waltz for the Heidelberg-born coloratura soprano, Bianca Bianchi (1855-1947) - real name, Bertha Schwarz - who was at that time an acclaimed member of the Wiener Hofoperntheater (Vienna Court Opera Theatre). The waltz was to be given its first performance on 1 March 1883 at a grand matinée charity performance at the Theater an der Wien in aid of the '[Emperor] Franz Joseph and [Empress] Elisabeth Foundation for Indigent Austro-Hungarian Subjects in Leipzig'. Strauss, after his success with choral waltzes, was excited by the challenge of writing a waltz for solo voice. The librettist, Richard Genée, with whom the composer was at that time collaborating on the operetta Eine Nacht in Venedig (1883), signified his willingness to provide the text to the waltz. In the event he was responsible also for the vocal setting of the new work. Late autumn 1882 saw Johann Strauss in Budapest, Vienna's sister city on the River Danube, for the first performance there of his operetta Der lustige Krieg (The Merry War, 1881). He was accompanied for the first time by Adèle Strauss (née Deutsch), a young widow who was to become his third wife. According to contemporary reports, it was at one of the private soirées given in his honour during this visit that Johann gave an impromptu concert and played piano duets with another of the guests, Franz Liszt. The two men had known each other well for more than thirty years (Strauss had dedicated his waltz Abschieds-Rufe op. 179 to Liszt in January 1856) and had met on a number of occasions. It seerns highly probable that it was this visit which provided the impetus for writing the waltz Frühlingsstimmen, a work which is by no means a typical 'Violin waltz' but rather a waltz for the piano. The following February Strauss returned to Budapest to conduct another performance of Der lustige Krieg and, on 4 February , met Liszt again when the two men were among the guests at a soirée hosted by the Hungarian writer Gustav Tarnoczy. The Fremdenblatt (7.02.1883) was one of several Viennese newspapers which carried a report, reprinted frorn the Hungarian press, of the improvised concert which took place on this evening. The entertainment began with Weber's Jubel Overture, played as a piano duet by Liszt and the lady of the house. "Strauss turned the pages. After this Strauss sat down at the piano and played his latest, as yet unpublished, compositions. [Another report refers specifically to the "Bianchi-Walzer"!] After the concert there was a whist party, at which Liszt and Strauss sat opposite Messrs Moriz Wahlmann and Ignaz Brüll; as always, here also luck smiled on the Piano King [= Liszt]. The soirée ended with dancing, for the commencernent of which Strauss himself gave the signal by sitting at the piano and playing several of his waltzes. After that a gypsy band played until four o'clock in the morning". Johann was justifiably pleased with his Frühlingsstimmen Walzer and in February he notified interested parties of its publication by Cranz. He even sent a copy to a member of the Austrian Imperial Household, the Archduke Wilhelm Franz Karl who, on 17 February, replied to "Dear Strauss!", thanking him for his "exquisitely successful concert waltz". He continued: "Yesterday evening I couldn't get enough of playing these capitivating melodies and had to begin again and again da capo. Please number among the most ardent and oldest adherents of your musical creations your grateful Archduke Wilhelm". Johann Strauss himself conducted the theatre orchestra at the première of Frühlingsstimmen on 1 March in the Theater an der Wien, and the performance was so well received by the audience that Bianca Bianchi had to repeat it immediately. In its purely orchestral version the Frühlingsstimmen Walzer was played for the first time on 18 March 1883 when the composer's brother, Eduard Strauss, conducted it with the Strauss Orchestra at one of his regular Sunday afternoon concerts in the Goldene Saal (Golden Hall) of the Musikverein building in Vienna. This première also met with great success and the waltz had to be encored.
The decorative first piano edition of Johann Strauss's evocative waltz Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald carries the composer's respectful dedication to his Highness Prince Constantin Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (1828-1896), and the work was almost certainly given its world première at a private soirée in the prince's 16th-century palace in the Augarten, Vienna, during summer 1868. An undated letter from that year, written to the composer by Princess Marie Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, reads: "Dear Sir, The performance of your beautiful waltz gave me such pleasure recently -- that I cannot help asking you kindly to accept a small memento of the unforgettable evening. It is to remind you of another of your finely-chiselled masterpieces, by the blue Danube -- whose sound reminds us all of happy hours. With repeated thanks and greatest respect. Fürstin zu Hohenlohe". (The nature of the Princess's "memento" is unfortunately not known). Since May 1867 Prince Constantin had held the position of First Master of the Royal Household and had lived in the Augarten residence with his wife Marie (née Princess Sayn-Wittgenstein), the daughter of Franz Liszt's long-term mistress Princess Carolyne Wittgenstein. Through Marie's connections the Augarten Palace, situated on the opposite side of the Danube Canal from the inner city of Vienna, became a focal point of cultural life in the Austrian capital. (After the Second World War it became, and has remained, the home of the Vienna Boys' Choir). On 22 June 1868 Johann Strauss conducted a public performance of Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald before an audience of five thousand at the 'Sommerliedertafel' (Summer Song Programme) of the Wiener Männergesang-Verein (Vienna Men's Choral Association) held in Karl Schwender's 'Neue Welt' entertainment establishment in the Vienna suburb of Hietzing. Yet this was no public première: three days earlier in the Volksgarten, at an 'Extraordinary Novelty Festival with Fireworks, for the Benefit of Josef and Eduard Strauss' on 19 June, Johann himself conducted the new work to great applause and was obliged to repeat it four times. A particularly strong impression was made by the waltz's expansive Introduction of 122 bars, a rustic tone-poem evocative of the countryside of the Wienerwald, the wooded eastern foothills of the Alps, situated just north-west of Vienna. It is curious to reflect, therefore, that at no time in his life did the composer himself undertake walks in the Vienna Woods -- indeed, he expressed a lifelong fear of climbing even the most gentle of hills! Through the use of zither (replaced on this recording by an optional string ensemble) and Ländler-style rhythms in the Introduction and Coda, Strauss emphasises the close ties between the Viennese Waltz and the peasant music of Lower Austria. A zither-player pictured in a vignette on the cover of the first piano edition further underlines this connection, while the artist also depicts other commonplace scenes and pleasures to be enjoyed in the countryside -- shooting on a rifle range, a pair of lovers enjoying rural seclusion, and young men bowling at an outdoor skittle alley.
André Rieu & his Johann Strauss Orchestra playing "The Beautiful Blue Danube" (An der schönen blauen Donau) by composer Johann Strauss II. Recorded live at Empress Sisi's castle; Schönbrunn Palace Vienna, Austria with dancers from the famous Austrian Elmayer Dancing School. Clip from the DVD "André Rieu At Schönbrunn, Vienna". One of André's biggest and most beautiful special ever. Tracklist: 01. Einzugsmarsch 02. Trumpet Voluntary 03. Auf der Jagd 04. Fächerpolonaise 05. Rosen aus dem Süden 06. Heia in den Bergen 07. G'schichten aus dem Wienerwald 08. Der dritte Mann 09. Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert 10. Die Mädis vom Chantant 11. Die Czárdásfürstin Potpourri 12. Ohne Sorgen 13. Feuerfest 14. My Heart Will Go On 15. Wenn ich mit meinem Dackel 16. Heut' kommen d'Engerln auf Urlaub nach Wien 17. Spiel mir das Lied von Glück und Treu 18. Kaiserwalzer 19. Ich gehör nur mir 20. An der schönen blauen Donau 21. Radetzky Marsch 22. Als flotter Geist 23. Wien du Stadt meiner Träume 24. Musik, Musik! 25. Anton aus Tirol 26. Donauwalzer 27. Strauss Party 28. Adieu, mein kleiner Gardeoffizier For tour dates visit: http://www.andrerieu.com http://www.facebook.com/andrerieu http://www.twitter.com/andrerieu https://plus.google.com/+andrerieu
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