Waltz Gold: 100 Great Tracks

Waltz Gold: 100 Great Tracks

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Overview

Decca's Waltz Gold is a six-CD box set of 100 popular waltzes, taken from recordings made between 1958 and 2015. Naturally, the waltzes of the Strauss family are well represented, and the contributions of Johann Strauss II are especially celebrated, so "The Beautiful Blue Danube," "Tales from the Vienna Woods," "Wine, Women and Song," "Roses from the South," "Acceleration," and the "Emperor Waltz" are de rigueur for a collection like this. Also included are Waldteufel's "Skater's Waltz," Weber's "Invitation to the Dance," Léhar's "Merry Widow Waltz," Rosas' "Over the Waves," and many other orchestral waltzes that listeners will immediately recognize. Second only to Strauss, Tchaikovsky composed waltzes that are equally memorable, such as the waltzes from the ballets "Swan Lake" and "Sleeping Beauty," the "Waltz of the Flowers" from "The Nutcracker," and the waltz from the opera "Eugene Onegin," to name only a handful. Since the waltz has inspired many piano compositions, works by Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, and Fauré are included, among them the famously undanceable but exciting "Minute Waltz." While many listeners will happily sample this set for familiar gems, and others may put this set on rotation for New Year's celebrations, this is essentially a handy reference tool that will make identification of less familiar waltzes possible. Note: a three-CD collection, Waltz Gold: 50 Great Tracks was also issued by Decca in 2017, offering many of the same selections.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2017
Label: Imports
UPC: 0028948325009
catalogNumber: 4832500
Rank: 121730

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314)  (07:56)
  2. Les Patineurs Valse ("Skater's Waltz"), Op. 183  (08:42)
  3. Gold und Silber-Walzer (Gold and Silver Waltz), for orchestra, Op. 79, NV 87  (08:12)
  4. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212  (01:53)
  5. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2: Waltz of the Flowers

    1. Act 2: Waltz of the Flowers  (07:10)
  6. Coppélia, ou La fille aux yeux d'émail, ballet: Scene 1, No. 1: Valse

    1. Scene 1, No. 1: Valse  (02:05)
  7. Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South), waltz for orchestra, Op. 388 (RV 388)  (08:07)
  8. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 2: "Mit mir" Waltz

    1. Act 2: "Mit mir" Waltz  (04:41)
  9. Valse élégante, for piano  (02:18)
  10. Love's Dream after the Ball, Op 356  (04:47)
  11. Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2: Waltz I

    1. Waltz I  (03:20)
  12. Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), waltz for orchestra, Op. 325 (RV 325)  (11:08)
  13. Faust, opera: Les Nubiennes

    1. Les Nubiennes  (02:37)
  14. The Merry Widow Waltz, for orchestra (from "Die lustige Witwe")  (03:04)
  15. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Prologue: The Lilac Fairy

    1. Prologue: The Lilac Fairy  (01:04)
  16. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Act 1: Valse

    1. Act 1: Valse  (04:49)
  17. Coppélia, ou La fille aux yeux d'émail, ballet: Scene 3: Fête de la cloche (The Blessing of the Be

    1. Scene 3: Fête de la cloche (The Blessing of the Bell) - Introduction and Valse des heures (Waltz of  (03:57)
    2. Coppélia, ou La fille aux yeux d'émail, ballet: Scene 3: Fête de la cloche (The Blessing of the Be

Disc 2

  1. La Traviata, opera: Brindisi

    1. Brindisi  (03:20)
  2. La bohème, opera: Musetta's Waltz Song

    1. Musetta's Waltz Song  (04:46)
  3. Du und Du (You and You), waltz for orchestra, Op. 367 (RV 367)  (07:21)
  4. Sobre las olas (Over the waves), for orchestra  (06:31)
  5. Waltz for piano No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 34/1, CT. 208  (05:01)
  6. Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane, ballet: Act 1: Valse lente

    1. Act 1: Valse lente  (04:45)
  7. Gaîté Parisienne, ballet (music by Offenbach arranged by Manuel Rosenthal): No. 3 Valse

    1. No. 3 Valse  (03:18)
  8. Mam'zelle Angot, ballet: Allegro-Valse

    1. Allegro-Valse  (04:35)
  9. Matinées musicales (Rossini Suite No.2), for orchestra, Op. 24: Waltz

    1. Waltz  (01:55)
  10. Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood), waltz for orchestra, Op. 354 (RV 354)  (08:19)
  11. Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Women and Song), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 333 (RV 333)  (06:07)
  12. Kitty-Valse, for piano, 4 hands or orchestra (Dolly, suite; original title: "Ketty"), Op. 56/4  (02:43)
  13. Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14): Un bal (A Ball)

    1. Un bal (A Ball)  (06:33)
  14. Symphony No. 8 in G major, B. 163 (Op.88) (first published as No. 4): Allegretto grazioso — Molto vivace

    1. Allegretto grazioso — Molto vivace  (05:43)
  15. Waltzes (16) for piano, 4 hands (or piano), Op. 39: Wiegenlied

    1. Wiegenlied  (01:23)
  16. The Seasons, for piano, Op. 37: December

    1. December  (04:09)
  17. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 1: Scene and Waltz of the Snowflakes

    1. Act 1: Scene and Waltz of the Snowflakes  (06:22)

Disc 3

  1. Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2: Waltz II

    1. Waltz II  (03:45)
  2. Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement): Valse

    1. Valse  (04:26)
  3. Valse triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1  (04:55)
  4. Valse sentimentale, for piano (or violin & piano) in F minor, Op. 51/6  (02:28)
  5. Serenade for strings (or piano, 4 hands) in C major, Op. 48: Walzer: Moderato. Tempo di valse

    1. Walzer: Moderato. Tempo di valse  (03:47)
  6. Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 410 (RV 410)  (06:03)
  7. Dorfschwalben aus Österreich (Austrian Village Swallows), waltz for orchestra, Op. 164  (08:02)
  8. Je te veux (I Want You), café-concert song for voice & piano  (05:12)
  9. Gaîté Parisienne, ballet (music by Offenbach arranged by Manuel Rosenthal): No. 1 Valse No. 1

    1. No. 1 Valse No. 1  (02:09)
  10. Pas de deux des jeunes paysans (Peasant Pas de deux), waltz for orchestra  (01:37)
  11. The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20: Act 2, No. 13a: Danse des cygnes (Dance of the Swa

    1. Act 2, No. 13a: Danse des cygnes (Dance of the Swans): Tempo di valse  (02:22)
  12. The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20: Act 1: No. 2: Valse

    1. Act 1: No. 2: Valse  (06:58)
  13. Künstler-Leben (Artists' Life), waltz for orchestra, Op. 316 (RV 316)  (08:22)
  14. Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz), for orchestra, Op. 437 (RV 437)  (10:14)
  15. Waltz for piano No. 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215  (03:59)
  16. Masquerada, suite from the incidental music for orchestra (or piano): Waltz

    1. Waltz  (04:04)
  17. Cinderella, ballet, Op. 87: Act 1: Cinderella's Departure for the Ball

    1. Act 1: Cinderella's Departure for the Ball  (02:05)

Disc 4

  1. Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood), operetta (arr. & edited by A. Müller): Main Title and Wiener Blut (Viennese Blood)

    1. Main Title and Wiener Blut (Viennese Blood)  (02:43)
  2. Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb'und Lust, waltz, Op. 263  (07:04)
  3. Der Schatzmeister, operetta: Hereinspaziert!, OP. 518

    1. Hereinspaziert!, OP. 518  (08:01)
  4. Valse très lente, for piano  (04:28)
  5. Waltz for piano No. 5 in A flat major, Op. 42, CT. 211  (04:35)
  6. Giselle, ballet: Act 1: Retour de la vendange et Valse (Return of t

    1. Act 1: Retour de la vendange et Valse (Return of the Wine Harvest and Waltz)  (06:28)
  7. The Seasons, ballet, Op. 67: Summer

    1. Summer  (02:14)
  8. Accelerationen, waltz for orchestra, Op. 234 (RV 234)  (07:48)
  9. The Snows of Kilimanjaro, film score: The Memory Waltz

    1. The Memory Waltz  (05:30)
  10. Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement): Valse

    1. Valse  (05:43)
  11. Kettenbrücke-Walzer (I), for orchestra, Op. 4  (05:59)
  12. Valse oubliée, for piano No. 1, S. 215/1 (LW A311/1)  (02:45)
  13. Waltz for piano, 4 hands in E major, Op. 39/2  (01:06)
  14. Serenade for string orchestra in E major, B. 52 (Op. 22): Tempo di valse

    1. Tempo di valse  (06:16)
  15. Donauwellen (Waves of the Danube), waltz for piano (or orchestra)  (07:49)

Disc 5

  1. Loreley-Rhein-Klänge, waltz for orchestra, Op. 154  (07:57)
  2. Fesche Geister Waltz, for orchestra, Op. 75  (07:08)
  3. Marien-Walzer for orchestra, Op. 143  (08:51)
  4. Valse-ballet, for piano  (01:43)
  5. Waltz of My Heart  (02:05)
  6. Destiny, waltz  (06:49)
  7. Wiener Bonbons (Vienna Bon-Bons), waltz for orchestra, Op. 307 (RV 307)  (08:33)
  8. La reine de Saba, opera: Act 2: Waltz

    1. Act 2: Waltz  (04:42)
  9. Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64: Valse

    1. Valse  (05:36)
  10. Concert Waltz for orchestra No. 1 in D major, Op. 47  (08:15)
  11. Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2: Lyric Waltz

    1. Lyric Waltz  (02:38)
  12. La Bayadere, ballet: Act 1, No. 26: Tempo di valse brillante

    1. Act 1, No. 26: Tempo di valse brillante  (01:40)
  13. La Bayadere, ballet: Act 2, No. 30: Tempo di valse

    1. Act 2, No. 30: Tempo di valse  (02:27)
  14. Waltz for piano No. 8 in A flat major, Op. 64/3, CT. 214  (02:20)
  15. Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement): No. 3 Valse

    1. No. 3 Valse  (02:25)
  16. Les Deux Pigeons, ballet: Act 2: Divertissement, No. 3 Valse

    1. Act 2: Divertissement, No. 3 Valse  (03:39)
  17. La boutique fantasque, ballet after Rossini, P. 120: Valse brillante

    1. Valse brillante  (02:23)

Disc 6

  1. Morgenblätter (Morning Papers), waltz for orchestra, Op. 279 (RV 279)  (09:25)
  2. Gaîté Parisienne, ballet (music by Offenbach arranged by Manuel Rosenthal): Valse lente

    1. Valse lente  (02:56)
  3. Waltz for piano in A major, B. 101/1 (Op. 54/1)  (03:56)
  4. Waltz for piano No. 10 in B minor, Op. 69/2, CT. 216  (03:43)
  5. Sphären-Klänge (Music of the Spheres), walzer, Op. 235  (08:28)
  6. Die Schönbrunner, waltz for orchestra, Op. 200  (07:49)
  7. Valse Triste, for violin & piano  (02:33)
  8. Waltz for guitar in D minor, Op. 8/3  (04:14)
  9. The Veil of Pierrette (Der Schleier der Pierrette), ballet, Op. 18: Wedding Waltz

    1. Wedding Waltz  (06:33)
  10. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314)  (02:44)
  11. Aschenbrödel (Cinderella), ballet (RV 517) (adapted, completed, arranged by J. Bayer): Act 1: Tauben-Walzer (Waltz of the Doves)

    1. Act 1: Tauben-Walzer (Waltz of the Doves)  (04:20)
  12. Waltz for Debby  (01:59)
  13. The Waltzing Cat, for orchestra  (02:28)
  14. Beatlecracker Suite (after Tchaikovsky, Lennon & McCartney): Waltz of the Flowers

    1. Waltz of the Flowers  (01:19)
  15. Sofia Perovskaya, film score, Op. 132 (2 numbers missing): Waltz

    1. Waltz  (02:34)
  16. Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Act 2: Valse

    1. Act 2: Valse  (06:36)

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