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Great Viennese Classics - Light favorites by J. Strauss, E. Strauss & Heuberger (recorded live from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall)

Audio Samples

>Heuberger, Richard : Der Opernball (The Opera Ball), overture to the operetta
>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Annen-Polka, Op. 117
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : 'Im Krapfenwaldl' Polka francaise, Op. 336
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Strauss, Josef : Plappermaulchen Polka, for orchestra, Op. 245
>Strauss, Johann II and Josef : Pizzicato Polka for orchestra, Op. 234
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Champagner-Polka, Op. 211
>Strauss, Eduard : Bahn frei, Op. 45
>Strauss, Josef : Die Libelle, Op. 204
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Eljen a Magyar, Op. 332
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Morgenblätter, Op. 279
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Prinz Methusalem
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 "Musikalischer Scherz"
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

Album Summary

>Heuberger, Richard : Der Opernball (The Opera Ball), overture to the operetta
>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Annen-Polka, Op. 117
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : 'Im Krapfenwaldl' Polka francaise, Op. 336
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Strauss, Josef : Plappermaulchen Polka, for orchestra, Op. 245
>Strauss, Johann II and Josef : Pizzicato Polka for orchestra, Op. 234
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Champagner-Polka, Op. 211
>Strauss, Eduard : Bahn frei, Op. 45
>Strauss, Josef : Die Libelle, Op. 204
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Eljen a Magyar, Op. 332
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Morgenblätter, Op. 279
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Prinz Methusalem
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 "Musikalischer Scherz"
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
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Notes & Reviews:

While Great Viennese Classics is largely a collection of waltzes and polkas by Johann Strauss II, pieces by his father Johann Strauss I and brothers Eduard Strauss and Josef Strauss are also included, making this more of a family affair. The Strauss name and the recognizability of most of these 19th century favorites give this CD instant appeal, though the lively and occasionally rough performances by Iain Sutherland and the City of Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra certainly provide a fun listening experience. Easily the most celebrated piece here is the Blue Danube Waltz, though the Radetsky March, the Pizzicato Polka, the Clear Track Polka, the Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, and Perpetuum Mobile are standards that even casual listeners know. Also included are two overtures, Richard Heuberger's middling Overture to The Opera Ball, and Strauss' perennially popular Overture to Die Fledermaus, so there is a little variety in the program. The live performances are decently recorded, though audio buffs will find the orchestra to be a little distant, with a fairly booming acoustic that suggests that the microphones weren't placed close to the stage, and audience participation (with clapping as well as coughs) adds to the concert ambience.



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Works Details

>Heuberger, Richard : Der Opernball (The Opera Ball), overture to the operetta
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 7 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1848

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Annen-Polka, Op. 117
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1852

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : 'Im Krapfenwaldl' Polka francaise, Op. 336
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1874.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Strauss, Josef : Plappermaulchen Polka, for orchestra, Op. 245
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Strauss, Johann II and Josef : Pizzicato Polka for orchestra, Op. 234
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1870

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Champagner-Polka, Op. 211
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858

>Strauss, Eduard : Bahn frei, Op. 45
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1865

>Strauss, Josef : Die Libelle, Op. 204
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1866

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Eljen a Magyar, Op. 332
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1869.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Morgenblätter, Op. 279
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Prinz Methusalem
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 "Musikalischer Scherz"
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1861

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Running Time: 10 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867