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The Whistler’s Waltz – Ziehrer’s Weaner Mad’ln
When we think of Austria and the Waltz, we think of the Strauss family (Johann, Johann II, Josef, and Eduard) but they didn’t hold the monopoly on waltz music in Vienna. Karl Michael Ziehrer (1843-1922) was one of their primary
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Singing the Songs of Spain – Albéniz’ Cantos de España
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) joined with Enrique Granados and Manuel de Falla to bring Spain back into the international musical spotlight. The Spanish style they created came to define Spanish music – even being imitated by more than one French composer
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Weber: Aufforderung zum Tanz
Watching the Dancers In 1819 Carl Maria von Weber wrote a little not-dance piece, Aufforderung zum Tanz, for his bride Caroline. This work was important because it was the first work considered a concert-waltz, i.e., a waltz, but not one
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Svendsen: Fête Polonaise
Dancing for the King The late-nineteenth century saw a rise in Scandinavian nationalism and with that a growing importance in local composers. Prior to that, music training took place in Germany and the German style was prevalent. With an increasing
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Eisler: Ernste Gesänge, Lieder with Piano
Serious Songs 5 : XX Party From Eisler: Ernste Gesänge, Lieder with Piano (2013) Released by Harmonia Mundi Eisler: Serious Songs 5 : XX PartyFrom the Twenties and the Berlin of the Weimar Republic until his emigration to the United
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Bach – Beethoven
BachConcerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor BWV 1041 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E major BWV 1042 BeethovenConcerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 61 Performed by Roman Totenberg, violin Stanislav Wislocki, conductor Orchestre Philharmonique
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Mendelssohn – Dvorak
MendelssohnSymphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian” DvorakSlavonic Dance, Op. 46 Performed by Fritz Rieger, conductor Orchestre Philharmonique de Munich Recorded in 1950 – 1953 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian” – Saltarello –
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Silvestrov Piano Works
Naive Music no. 7 Waltz Elisaveta Blumina From Silvestrov Piano Works (2013) Released by Grand Piano Silvestrov: Naive Music – no. 7 WaltzAbout Valentin Silvestrov (b. 1937) This recording is devoted to piano works, by the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov,
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