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Johann Strauss II - The Blue Danube Waltz
Johann Strauss II - The Blue Danube Waltz 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.
The Blue Danube - Andre Rieu
The Blue Danube - Andre Rieu The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss II Vienna New Year Concert Live
Anderson & Roe Piano Duet play "BLUE DANUBE FANTASY"
Anderson & Roe Piano Duet play "BLUE DANUBE FANTASY" www.andersonroe.com | "A New Account of the Blue Danube Waltzes," composed and performed by the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo Camera work Estelle Choi, Yalin Chi, Greg Anderson, Elizabeth Roe Watch the outtakes in the video response section below! In composing this work, we sought to emphasize the emotions that hide beneath the surface of the typically restrained Viennese Waltz. Note: the narrative is not a representation of reality. Yes, we're really playing the piano, but no, we didn't actually meet over a lost mitten, and no, we're not actually romantic lovers. :-) Be sure to watch for: * The choreography of our hands. We wanted to show the similarity between four hands playing together on a piano and four feet on a dance floor. Be sure to listen for: * The musical combining of themes. At times, melodies are layered atop one another, most notably at the climax. Believe it or not, seven melodies from throughout the piece are being played simultaneously (7:49 - 8:10), a real compositional feat! The sheet music for this arrangement is for sale. Visit www.andersonroe.com to instantly purchase a PDF of the score! Or you can purchase the sheet music on amazon.com : www.amazon.com Both the piece and the video are featured on the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo's debut album, "Reimagine." Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe showcase their unique approach to classical music and the piano duo genre in this adrenalized album, featuring breathtaking music, a hard-core performance of ...
Viennese Waltz (dance ft on Dancing With the Stars and Blue Danube )
Viennese Waltz (dance ft on Dancing With the Stars and Blue Danube ) Strauss Waltzes is a part of an exclusive series that features short version classics themes from movies, television dance shows, classical, music video clips medley and variations of Argentine Tango, Viennese waltz, disco, rumba, Cha-cha, Swing, Foxtrot, Jive, Lambada, Bolero, Two-step, Quick Step and others. Recently featured as the Royal Wedding Waltz danced by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel Westling . Waltzes were featured on shows such as Dancing With the Stars DWTS 2011 season 11 episode w/ Brandy, Margaret Cho, Jennifer Grey, Florence Henderson Audrina Patridge Bristol Palin, Michael Bolton, Rick Fox, Andre Rieu , David Hasselhoff, Kyle Massey, Mike The Situation Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya, Lacey Schwimmer, JR Martinez, Karina Smirnoff , Kym Johnson, Dovolani, Derek Hough, Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke; figure skating ( Yu-Na Kim, Michelle Kwan; Die Fledermaus) the international Superstars of Dance preview / NBC (w/ Nigel Lithgoe, Michael Flatley ); Romeo and Juliet, SoYou Think You Can Dance ( Simon Fuller , Nigel Lithgoe , Barry Adelman / Dick Clark Productions ) Curb Your Enthusiasm w/ Larry David. The Blue Danube Waltz was featured in the movie soundtrack of Titanic ( James Cameron /with Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Frances Fisher, Victor Garber, Gloria Stuart ) Roxanne w/ Steve Martin (The Jerk, King Tut , Father of the Bride , snl comedy, The Crow) Daryl Hannah, Damon Wayans , Kevin Nealon) the television show ...
Johann Strauss II - The Blue Danube (Piano)
Johann Strauss II - The Blue Danube (Piano) HD version @ www.youtube.com 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.
Wiener Sängerknaben: Blue Danube
Wiener Sängerknaben: Blue Danube 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 1866. Originally performed 13 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 Beautiful Blue Danube" was first written as a song for a carnival's choir (for bass and tenor), with rather satirical lyrics (Austria having just lost the war with Germany). The original title was also referring to a poem about the Danube in the poet Karl Beck's hometown, Baja in Hungary, and not in Vienna. Later Franz von Gernerth wrote new, more "official-sounding" lyrics: en.wikipedia.org
Johann Strauss II - The Blue Danube Waltz
Johann Strauss II - The Blue Danube Waltz 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 ...
Johann Strauss--The Blue Danube
Johann Strauss--The Blue Danube www.encognitive.com The Blue Danube is the common English title of An der schönen blauen Donau op. 314 (At 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. 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." http
Blue Danube - Symphonic SALSA Version
Blue Danube - Symphonic SALSA Version El Danubio Azul en versión salsa. Cuban Danube - Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion - Classic meets Cuba. High Quality: www.youtube.com
Johann Strauss II - The Blue Danube Waltz
Johann Strauss II - The Blue Danube Waltz Johann Strauss II's most famous Waltz, Originally named " On the Beautiful Blue Danube " - An der schönen blauen Donau - is a very popular piece and still played till today, it has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire. Conducted By : Herbert Von Karajan Preformed By: The Vienna Philharmonic This Preformance dates back to late 1980's, as one of Karajan's last preformances Given, Digitally remastered to Give this amazing Interpitation in Hight Clarity and Beauty. Hope you Enjoy it. =]
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