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Decca's Waltz Gold: 50 Great Tracks is a three-CD compilation of popular waltzes, taken from recordings made between 1958 and 2015. Naturally, the waltzes of the Strauss family are well represented, and the contributions of Johann Strauss II are especially celebrated, so The Beautiful Blue Danube, Tales from the Vienna Woods, Wine, Women and Song, Roses from the South, and the Emperor Waltz are de rigueur for a collection like this. Also included are Waldteufel's Skater's Waltz, Léhar's Merry Widow Waltz, Rosas' Over the ...

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  1. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314)
  2. Les Patineurs Valse ("Skater's Waltz"), Op. 183
  3. Gold und Silber-Walzer (Gold and Silver Waltz), for orchestra, Op. 79, NV 87
  4. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  5. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2: Waltz of the Flowers
  6. Coppélia, ou La fille aux yeux d'émail, ballet: Scene 1: No. 1: Valse
  7. Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South), waltz for orchestra, Op. 388 (RV 388)
  8. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 2: Mit mir Waltz
  9. Valse élégante, for piano
  10. Love's Dream after the Ball, Op 356
  11. Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2: Waltz I
  12. Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), waltz for orchestra, Op. 325 (RV 325)
  13. Faust, opera, CG 4: Les Nubiennes Valse
  14. The Merry Widow Waltz, for orchestra (from "Die lustige Witwe")
  15. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: The Lilac Fairy
  16. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Act 1: Valse
  17. La Traviata, opera: Brindisi
  18. La bohème, opera: Musetta's Waltz Song
  19. Du und Du (You and You), waltz for orchestra, Op. 367 (RV 367)
  20. Sobre las olas (Over the waves), for orchestra
  21. Waltz for piano No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 34/1, CT. 208
  22. Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane, ballet: Act 1: Valse lente
  23. Gaîté Parisienne, ballet (music by Offenbach arranged by Manuel Rosenthal): Valse No. 3
  24. Mam'zelle Angot, ballet: Allegro-Valse
  25. Matinées musicales (Rossini Suite No.2), for orchestra, Op. 24: Waltz
  26. Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood), waltz for orchestra, Op. 354 (RV 354)
  27. Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Women and Song), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 333 (RV 333)
  28. Kitty-Valse, for piano, 4 hands or orchestra (Dolly, suite; original title: "Ketty"), Op. 56/4
  29. Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14): Un bal (A Ball)
  30. Symphony No. 8 in G major, B. 163 (Op.88) (first published as No. 4): Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace
  31. Waltz for piano in A flat major, Op. 39/15
  32. The Seasons, for piano, Op. 37: December
  33. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 1: Scene and Waltz of the Snowflakes
  34. Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2: Waltz II
  35. Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement): Valse
  36. Valse triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1
  37. Valse sentimentale, for piano (or violin & piano) in F minor, Op. 51/6
  38. Serenade for strings (or piano, 4 hands) in C major, Op. 48: Walzer: Moderato. Tempo di valse
  39. Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 410 (RV 410)
  40. Dorfschwalben aus Österreich (Austrian Village Swallows), waltz for orchestra, Op. 164
  41. Je te veux (I Want You), café-concert song for voice & piano
  42. Gaîté Parisienne, ballet (music by Offenbach arranged by Manuel Rosenthal): Valse No. 1
  43. Pas de deux des jeunes paysans (Peasant Pas de deux), waltz for orchestra
  44. The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20: Act 2, No. 13a: Danse des cygnes (Dance of the Swans)
  45. The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20: Act 1: No. 2: Valse
  46. Künstler-Leben (Artists' Life), waltz for orchestra, Op. 316 (RV 316)
  47. Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz), for orchestra, Op. 437 (RV 437)
  48. Waltz for piano No. 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
  49. Masquerada, suite from the incidental music for orchestra (or piano): Waltz
  50. Cinderella, ballet, Op. 87: Cinderella's Departure for the Ball
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2017, Decca

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