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.