The Wonderful Waltz, Part 3

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

A copper engraving of the 'Great Galop' of Johann Strauss (1839). A copper engraving of the 'Great Galop' of Johann Strauss (1839). (Wikimedia Commons)

In his third program exploring the waltz and its particularly fruitful manifestation in piano music, David Dubal traces the dance's history around the globe. This week, he features rarities by the Viennese “waltz king” Johann Strauss II, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, plus the piece that helped spark the waltz craze, Weber’s “Invitation to the Dance.”

Program Playlist:

J. Strauss: Schatz-Waltzer (arr. Dohnányi)
Martin Jones
Nimbus Records

Joplin: Bethena - A Concert Waltz
Joshua Rifkin
Elektra Nonesuch

Tchaikovsky: Valse in F sharp Minor, Op.40 No9
Anna Shelest

Prokofiev: Valse (from Cinderella)
Arcadi Volodos
Sony Classical

Weber: Aufforderung zum Tanz
Ignaz Friedman
Philips/ EMI Classics

Fauré: Valse-Caprice No.4, Op61 (Op 62?)*
Grant Johannesen
Golden Crest CR 4046

Beethoven: Waltz in D major
András Schiff
Hungaroton Classic LTD

Saint-Saëns: En forme de valse
Cécile Ousset
EMI Classics

Comments [2]

Linda Blakely from Westchester County, NY

Mr. Dubal,

This evening while driving, I listened to Saint-Saens: En forme de valse, played by Cecile Ouset and was really struck by it. Don't think I've ever heard this piece before. Would love to buy it, but cannot find it on Arkivmusik. Can you please provide any additional information to that I may purchase this?

I love your show and always enjoy listening to it!

Thank you, Linda Blakely

Mar. 24 2016 10:51 PM
Jeanne Atkinson

When do you play these?

Mar. 24 2016 03:41 PM

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