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Dances Of Old Vienna

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Dances Of Old Vienna
Dances Of Old Vienna


A 2CD set featuring some recordings available on CD for the first time. Among the final albums made by the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt was a history in sound of Viennese dance, the waltzes and polkas that made contemporary millionaires of the Strauss dynasty and have since travelled the world not least thanks to the Vienna Philharmonics New Years Day concert. The leader of those concerts for 25 years, Willi Boskovsky, had already made such a history back in 1967: Dances of Old Vienna. The musicologist Alexander Weinmann made these arrangements for Boskovsky and his colleagues in the Vienna Philharmonic: a select band of eight musicians. Together they journey in high spirits from late Mozart through Schubert and the always under-appreciated Joseph Lanner to some little-known gems of Johann Strauss the Elder (the Exeter-Polka and Tivoli-Rutsch Walzer among them) and even a tip of the hat to his sons Liebeslieder Walzer. A second Decca album fills out a picture of early nineteenth-century Vienna: Dances and Romances of Beethoven, in which Boskovsky takes the solo violin parts with his renowned ease and sweetness of tone. This generous anthology is completed by another impeccably stylish chamber ensemble LP from the 1960s, I Musici playing Schubert at his most good-natured, including the expansive Rondo D438, which was the nearest he came to writing a violin concerto. Of the many Willi Boskovsky recordings devoted to the music of the Viennese waltz masters, this is particularly interesting The performance is excellent, and the sound full and lively. Fanfare, July-August 1980 (Dances of Old Vienna) Also available from Eloquence with Willi Boskovsky 480 7219 Overtures of Old Vienna 480 7403 Mozart: Ballet Music


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  2. MOZART Kontretanz In C Major, La Bataille, KV 535
  3. 2 Menuette, KV 604
  4. 5 Kontretänze Non Piu Andrai, KV 609
  5. JOHANN STRAUSS I Jugendfeuer-Galopp, Op. 9
  6. JOHANN STRAUSS II Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 114
  7. SCHUBERT 4 Walzer & 4 Ecossaisen
  8. JOSEF STRAUSS Die Guten Alten Zeiten Walzer, Op. 26
  9. JOHANN STRAUSS I Indianer-Galopp, Op. 111
  10. Tivoli-Rutsch-Walzer, Op. 39
  11. Exeter-Polka, Op. 249
  12. JOSEF LANNER Pesther-Walzer, Op. 93
  13. FRANZ SCHUBERT 4 Walzer & 2 Ecossaisen
  14. JOSEF LANNER Jägers Lust Galopp, Op. 82
  15. MOZART 6 Deutsche Tänze, KV 567
  16. BEETHOVEN 12 Kontretänze, WoO 14
  17. Deutsche Tänze, WoO 8 (Nos. 2, 3 & 8)
  18. Mödlinger Tänze, WoO 17
  19. Violin Romance No. 1
  20. Violin Romance No. 2
  21. FRANZ SCHUBERT Rondo For Violin And Orchestra In A Major, D.438*
  22. Five Minuets And Six Trios, D.89*
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