Strauss for Ever ()

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The Wiener Sängerknaben or Vienna Choir Boys haven't recorded a Strauss album since 1999, but they've often performed music of the Strauss clan at New Year's concerts and the like in the intervening years. This 2018 release might seem like a gimmick, but in fact the famous waltzes and polkas of Johann Strauss II and all the rest have had lyrics for a long time, often multiple sets. They were popular songs. No less than the king of them all, The Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314, was originally a texted piece. You get a later ...

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  1. Auf Ferienreisen ("Off on Holiday"), for orchestra, Op. 133
  2. Matrosen Polka, Op. 52
  3. Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz), for orchestra, Op. 437 (RV 437)
  4. Banditen-Galop (Bandits' Galop), for orchestra, Op. 378 (RV 378)
  5. Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), waltz for orchestra, Op. 325 (RV 325)
  6. Leichtes Blut (Light as a Feather), polka schnell for orchestra, Op. 319 (RV 319)
  7. Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 410 (RV 410)
  8. Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka (Chit-Chat Polka), for orchestra, Op. 214 (RV 214)
  9. Tausend und eine Nacht (A Thousand and One Nights), waltz for orchestra, Op. 346 (RV 346)
  10. Feuerfest, polka for orchestra, Op. 269
  11. Éljen a Magyar (Hail to Hungary), polka schnell for orchestra, Op. 332 (RV 332)
  12. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314)
  13. Radetzky-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 228
  14. For Ever, polka for orchestra, Op. 193
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Strauss for Ever
2018, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028948170678

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