Saturday, October 6, 2012

Vienna Philharmonic: Johann Strauss II—The Blue Danube Waltz

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, performs Johann Strauss II's Blue Danube Waltz at a New Year's Concert in 2011; it was composed in 1866 and first performed on February 15, 1867, at a concert of the Wiener Männergesangsverein, or Vienna Men's Choral Association. It remains a popular classical work.



  1. A beautiful and interesting performance.
    When I was in Vienna, the Danube was very muddy and not at all blue. It looked as if its name should have been the Huang He (Yellow River).

    1. I have heard about its discolouration; one would hope that the Viennese would take measures to clean it up.


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