Johann Strauss I And Ii

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01Invitation To The Waltz20160613

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod charts the rise of Johann Strauss I and the emergence of the waltz from a rustic village dance into an elegant art-form sweeping Europe.

From its origins in the simple country dancing which came down river from the Black Forest, the waltz grew to become the signature tune of Viennese high society, and the Strauss family its most exuberant exponents. Johann Strauss the elder soon came to dominate the scene with his own high-octane orchestra and his ever-more sophisticated compositions. The highest levels of European society - including Queen Victoria - tripped the light fantastic to the music of the man who became known as the Waltz King.

Trad: Ländler aus Oberbayern

Kreuther Musikanten

J Strauss I: Tauberlin-Walzer, Op 1

Christian Pollack, conductor

Camerata Cassovia

J Strauss I: Sperls Fest-Walzer, Op 30

Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor

Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Wilhelm Tell-Galoppe, Op 29b

J Strauss I: Hofball Tanze, Walzer, Op 51

J Strauss I: Cachucha-Galopp, Op 97

J Strauss I: Huldigung der Königin von Grossbritannien, Walzer, Op 103

John Georgiadis, director

London Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss I: Wiener Carnevals-Quadrille, Op 124

J Strauss I: Loreley-Rhein-Klänge, Walzer, Op 154

Willi Boskovsky, conductor

Wiener Philharmoniker

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

Donald Macleod charts the rise of Johann Strauss I and his waltzes.

01Invitation To The Waltz2016061320170522

Donald Macleod charts the rise of Johann Strauss I and his waltzes.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod charts the rise of Johann Strauss I and the emergence of the waltz from a rustic village dance into an elegant art-form sweeping Europe.

From its origins in the simple country dancing which came down river from the Black Forest, the waltz grew to become the signature tune of Viennese high society, and the Strauss family its most exuberant exponents. Johann Strauss the elder soon came to dominate the scene with his own high-octane orchestra and his ever-more sophisticated compositions. The highest levels of European society - including Queen Victoria - tripped the light fantastic to the music of the man who became known as the Waltz King.

Trad: Ländler aus Oberbayern
Kreuther Musikanten

J Strauss I: Tauberlin-Walzer, Op 1
Christian Pollack, conductor
Camerata Cassovia

J Strauss I: Sperls Fest-Walzer, Op 30
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Wilhelm Tell-Galoppe, Op 29b
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Hofball Tanze, Walzer, Op 51
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Cachucha-Galopp, Op 97
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Huldigung der Königin von Grossbritannien, Walzer, Op 103
John Georgiadis, director
London Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss I: Wiener Carnevals-Quadrille, Op 124
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Loreley-Rhein-Klänge, Walzer, Op 154
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod charts the rise of Johann Strauss I and the emergence of the waltz from a rustic village dance into an elegant art-form sweeping Europe.

From its origins in the simple country dancing which came down river from the Black Forest, the waltz grew to become the signature tune of Viennese high society, and the Strauss family its most exuberant exponents. Johann Strauss the elder soon came to dominate the scene with his own high-octane orchestra and his ever-more sophisticated compositions. The highest levels of European society - including Queen Victoria - tripped the light fantastic to the music of the man who became known as the Waltz King.

Trad: Ländler aus Oberbayern

Kreuther Musikanten

J Strauss I: Tauberlin-Walzer, Op 1

Christian Pollack, conductor

Camerata Cassovia

J Strauss I: Sperls Fest-Walzer, Op 30

Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor

Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Wilhelm Tell-Galoppe, Op 29b

J Strauss I: Hofball Tanze, Walzer, Op 51

J Strauss I: Cachucha-Galopp, Op 97

J Strauss I: Huldigung der Königin von Grossbritannien, Walzer, Op 103

John Georgiadis, director

London Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss I: Wiener Carnevals-Quadrille, Op 124

J Strauss I: Loreley-Rhein-Klänge, Walzer, Op 154

Willi Boskovsky, conductor

Wiener Philharmoniker

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

01Invitation To The Waltz20170522

Donald Macleod charts the rise of Johann Strauss I and his waltzes.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod charts the rise of Johann Strauss I and the emergence of the waltz from a rustic village dance into an elegant art-form sweeping Europe.

From its origins in the simple country dancing which came down river from the Black Forest, the waltz grew to become the signature tune of Viennese high society, and the Strauss family its most exuberant exponents. Johann Strauss the elder soon came to dominate the scene with his own high-octane orchestra and his ever-more sophisticated compositions. The highest levels of European society - including Queen Victoria - tripped the light fantastic to the music of the man who became known as the Waltz King.

Trad: Ländler aus Oberbayern
Kreuther Musikanten

J Strauss I: Tauberlin-Walzer, Op 1
Christian Pollack, conductor
Camerata Cassovia

J Strauss I: Sperls Fest-Walzer, Op 30
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Wilhelm Tell-Galoppe, Op 29b
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Hofball Tanze, Walzer, Op 51
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Cachucha-Galopp, Op 97
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Huldigung der Königin von Grossbritannien, Walzer, Op 103
John Georgiadis, director
London Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss I: Wiener Carnevals-Quadrille, Op 124
Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Loreley-Rhein-Klänge, Walzer, Op 154
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

02Father And Son20160614

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod examines the turbulent relationship of Strauss father and son, their musical rivalry, and their involvement in the revolutions of 1848.

The Strauss family was never a model of happy cohesion: Johann the Elder forbade the son from following him into the profession, but the encouragement of his neglected mother led Johann the Younger to ignore his father's disapproval and forge his own path as composer and performer. Bitterness ensued, and acquired a political edge during the 1848 revolutions. Johann Vater was very much an establishment figure, deeply embedded with the unfashionable ancien regime, and he wrote unashamedly bombastic music supporting the conservative cause. His son however took sides with the trendy young rebels, and family peace only came with Johann senior's death.

J Strauss II: Tu qui regis totum orbem, Graduale

Michael Dittrich, conductor

Slovak Philharmonic Chorus

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Gunstwerber, Walzer, Op 4

Alfred Walter

CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra

J Strauss I: Aether-Träume, Walzer, Op 225

Christian Pollack, conductor

Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss II: Revolutions-Marsch, Op 54

J Strauss I: Radetsky Marsch, Op 228 (Original Version)

J Strauss I: Almacks Quadrille, Op 243

John Georgiadis, director

London Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Annen-Polka, Op 117

Willi Boskovsky, conductor

Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op 214

J Strauss II: Accelerationen, Walzer, Op 234

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

Donald Macleod examines the turbulent relationship of Johann Strauss I and II.

02Father And Son2016061420170523

Donald Macleod examines the turbulent relationship of Johann Strauss I and II.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod examines the turbulent relationship of Strauss father and son, their musical rivalry, and their involvement in the revolutions of 1848.

The Strauss family was never a model of happy cohesion: Johann the Elder forbade the son from following him into the profession, but the encouragement of his neglected mother led Johann the Younger to ignore his father's disapproval and forge his own path as composer and performer. Bitterness ensued, and acquired a political edge during the 1848 revolutions. Johann Vater was very much an establishment figure, deeply embedded with the unfashionable ancien regime, and he wrote unashamedly bombastic music supporting the conservative cause. His son however took sides with the trendy young rebels, and family peace only came with Johann senior's death.

J Strauss II: Tu qui regis totum orbem, Graduale
Michael Dittrich, conductor
Slovak Philharmonic Chorus
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Gunstwerber, Walzer, Op 4
Alfred Walter
CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra

J Strauss I: Aether-Träume, Walzer, Op 225
Christian Pollack, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss II: Revolutions-Marsch, Op 54
Alfred Walter
CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra

J Strauss I: Radetsky Marsch, Op 228 (Original Version)
Christian Pollack, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Almacks Quadrille, Op 243
John Georgiadis, director
London Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Annen-Polka, Op 117
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op 214
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Accelerationen, Walzer, Op 234
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod examines the turbulent relationship of Strauss father and son, their musical rivalry, and their involvement in the revolutions of 1848.

The Strauss family was never a model of happy cohesion: Johann the Elder forbade the son from following him into the profession, but the encouragement of his neglected mother led Johann the Younger to ignore his father's disapproval and forge his own path as composer and performer. Bitterness ensued, and acquired a political edge during the 1848 revolutions. Johann Vater was very much an establishment figure, deeply embedded with the unfashionable ancien regime, and he wrote unashamedly bombastic music supporting the conservative cause. His son however took sides with the trendy young rebels, and family peace only came with Johann senior's death.

J Strauss II: Tu qui regis totum orbem, Graduale

Michael Dittrich, conductor

Slovak Philharmonic Chorus

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Gunstwerber, Walzer, Op 4

Alfred Walter

CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra

J Strauss I: Aether-Träume, Walzer, Op 225

Christian Pollack, conductor

Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss II: Revolutions-Marsch, Op 54

J Strauss I: Radetsky Marsch, Op 228 (Original Version)

J Strauss I: Almacks Quadrille, Op 243

John Georgiadis, director

London Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Annen-Polka, Op 117

Willi Boskovsky, conductor

Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op 214

J Strauss II: Accelerationen, Walzer, Op 234

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

02Father And Son20170523

Donald Macleod examines the turbulent relationship of Johann Strauss I and II.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod examines the turbulent relationship of Strauss father and son, their musical rivalry, and their involvement in the revolutions of 1848.

The Strauss family was never a model of happy cohesion: Johann the Elder forbade the son from following him into the profession, but the encouragement of his neglected mother led Johann the Younger to ignore his father's disapproval and forge his own path as composer and performer. Bitterness ensued, and acquired a political edge during the 1848 revolutions. Johann Vater was very much an establishment figure, deeply embedded with the unfashionable ancien regime, and he wrote unashamedly bombastic music supporting the conservative cause. His son however took sides with the trendy young rebels, and family peace only came with Johann senior's death.

J Strauss II: Tu qui regis totum orbem, Graduale
Michael Dittrich, conductor
Slovak Philharmonic Chorus
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Gunstwerber, Walzer, Op 4
Alfred Walter
CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra

J Strauss I: Aether-Träume, Walzer, Op 225
Christian Pollack, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss II: Revolutions-Marsch, Op 54
Alfred Walter
CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra

J Strauss I: Radetsky Marsch, Op 228 (Original Version)
Christian Pollack, conductor
Slovak Sinfonietta

J Strauss I: Almacks Quadrille, Op 243
John Georgiadis, director
London Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Annen-Polka, Op 117
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op 214
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Accelerationen, Walzer, Op 234
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

03Having A Ball20160615

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod relishes the highly productive, joyous decade in which Strauss II's waltzes transcended their original function to become grand concert works.

The 1860s were a glorious ten years in which Johann Strauss II produced some of his most remarkable music, transforming the waltz he'd inherited from his father from a more civilised version of a country dance, into a highly sophisticated concert piece with endlessly long phrases, depth, and complexity: music which has stood the test of time and is an enduring part of Vienna's cultural heritage.

J Strauss II: Perpetuum Mobile, Musikalischer Scherz, Op 257

Willi Boskovsky, conductor

Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Morgenblätter, Walzer, Op 279

J Strauss II: Persischer Marsch, Op 289

J Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Walzer, Op 314

Johannes Wildner, conductor

Vienna Mannergesang-Verein

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Unter Donner und Blitz, Polka Schnell, Op 324

J Strauss II: Sängerlust, Polka, Op 328

J Strauss II: Wein, Weib und Gesang, Walzer, Op 333

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

Donald Macleod explores J Strauss II's joyous decade of grand concert waltzes.

03Having A Ball2016061520170524

Donald Macleod explores J Strauss II's joyous decade of grand concert waltzes.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod relishes the highly productive, joyous decade in which Strauss II's waltzes transcended their original function to become grand concert works.

The 1860s were a glorious ten years in which Johann Strauss II produced some of his most remarkable music, transforming the waltz he'd inherited from his father from a more civilised version of a country dance, into a highly sophisticated concert piece with endlessly long phrases, depth, and complexity: music which has stood the test of time and is an enduring part of Vienna's cultural heritage.

J Strauss II: Perpetuum Mobile, Musikalischer Scherz, Op 257
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Morgenblätter, Walzer, Op 279
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Persischer Marsch, Op 289
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Walzer, Op 314
Johannes Wildner, conductor
Vienna Mannergesang-Verein
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Unter Donner und Blitz, Polka Schnell, Op 324
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Sängerlust, Polka, Op 328
Johannes Wildner conductor
Vienna Mannergesangverein
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Wein, Weib und Gesang, Walzer, Op 333
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod relishes the highly productive, joyous decade in which Strauss II's waltzes transcended their original function to become grand concert works.

The 1860s were a glorious ten years in which Johann Strauss II produced some of his most remarkable music, transforming the waltz he'd inherited from his father from a more civilised version of a country dance, into a highly sophisticated concert piece with endlessly long phrases, depth, and complexity: music which has stood the test of time and is an enduring part of Vienna's cultural heritage.

J Strauss II: Perpetuum Mobile, Musikalischer Scherz, Op 257

Willi Boskovsky, conductor

Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Morgenblätter, Walzer, Op 279

J Strauss II: Persischer Marsch, Op 289

J Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Walzer, Op 314

Johannes Wildner, conductor

Vienna Mannergesang-Verein

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Unter Donner und Blitz, Polka Schnell, Op 324

J Strauss II: Sängerlust, Polka, Op 328

J Strauss II: Wein, Weib und Gesang, Walzer, Op 333

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

03Having A Ball20170524

Donald Macleod explores J Strauss II's joyous decade of grand concert waltzes.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod relishes the highly productive, joyous decade in which Strauss II's waltzes transcended their original function to become grand concert works.

The 1860s were a glorious ten years in which Johann Strauss II produced some of his most remarkable music, transforming the waltz he'd inherited from his father from a more civilised version of a country dance, into a highly sophisticated concert piece with endlessly long phrases, depth, and complexity: music which has stood the test of time and is an enduring part of Vienna's cultural heritage.

J Strauss II: Perpetuum Mobile, Musikalischer Scherz, Op 257
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Morgenblätter, Walzer, Op 279
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Persischer Marsch, Op 289
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Walzer, Op 314
Johannes Wildner, conductor
Vienna Mannergesang-Verein
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Unter Donner und Blitz, Polka Schnell, Op 324
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Sängerlust, Polka, Op 328
Johannes Wildner conductor
Vienna Mannergesangverein
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

J Strauss II: Wein, Weib und Gesang, Walzer, Op 333
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

04On The Stage20160616

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod explores Johann II's move away from the dance hall to write a stream of operettas, most of which are now forgotten.

It was Johann Strauss II's wife who first twisted his arm to get him writing for the stage. Relieving himself of relentless waltz conducting duties, Strauss now became converted to the art form and in the 1870s and 1880s turned out a string of operetta hits, most of which are now forgotten. The great exceptions are Die Fledermaus and Zigeunerbaron.

J Strauss II: Indigo und die vierzig Räuber (Overture)

Lorin Maazel, conductor

Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Der Carneval in Rom (No. 14 Quartett "Schönste aller Frauen"; No. 15 Duett "Von jenen Damen allen")

Isabella Ma-Zach, soprano (Marie)

Jessica Glatte, soprano (Gräfin)

Michael Heim, tenor (Arthur)

Manfred Equiluz, tenor (Graf)

Ernst Theis, conductor

Chor der Staatsoperette Dresden

Orchester der Staatsoperette Dresden

J Strauss II: Die Fledermaus (Finale Act Two: "The Queen of all creation..."; "Brother Mine...", "Enough, my friends...")

Deborah Hawksley, Mezzo (Prince Orlovsky)

Adey Grummet, soprano (Adele)

David Fieldsend, tenor (Eisenstein)

Lynton Black, baritone (Frank)

Gordon Sandison, baritone (Falke)

Rosemarie Arthars, soprano (Rosalinde)

John Owen Edwards, conductor

The Orchestra and Chorus of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

J Strauss II: Rosen aus dem Süden Walzer, Op 388

J Strauss II: Zigeunerbaron (Finale: "Von des Tajo Strand"; "Hurra, die Schlacht mitgemacht"; "Heiraten Vivat")

Julia Varady, soprano (Saffi)

Hanna Schwarz, mezzo soprano (Czipra)

Josef Protschka, tenor (Sándor Barinkay)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone (Count Peter Homonay)

Brigitte Lindner, soprano (Arsena)

Walter Berry, tenor (Kálmán Zsupán)

Klaus Hirte, tenor (Conte Carnero)

Ilse Gramatzki, mezzo soprano (Mirabella)

Willi Boskovsky, conductor

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Münchner Rundfunkorchester

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

Donald Macleod focuses on Johann Strauss II's giving up the dance hall for the operetta.

04On The Stage2016061620170525

Donald Macleod focuses on Johann Strauss II's giving up the dance hall for the operetta.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod explores Johann II's move away from the dance hall to write a stream of operettas, most of which are now forgotten.

It was Johann Strauss II's wife who first twisted his arm to get him writing for the stage. Relieving himself of relentless waltz-conducting duties, Strauss now became converted to the art form and in the 1870s and 1880s turned out a string of operetta hits, most of which are now forgotten. The great exceptions are Die Fledermaus and Zigeunerbaron.

J Strauss II: Indigo und die vierzig Räuber (Overture)
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Der Carneval in Rom (Quartett "Schönste aller Frauen"; Duett "Von jenen Damen allen")
Isabella Ma-Zach, soprano (Marie)
Jessica Glatte, soprano (Gräfin)
Michael Heim, tenor (Arthur)
Manfred Equiluz, tenor (Graf)
Ernst Theis, conductor
Chor der Staatsoperette Dresden
Orchester der Staatsoperette Dresden

J Strauss II: Die Fledermaus (Finale Act Two: "The Queen of all creation..."; "Brother Mine...", "Enough, my friends...")
Deborah Hawksley, mezzo (Prince Orlovsky)
Adey Grummet, soprano (Adele)
David Fieldsend, tenor (Eisenstein)
Lynton Black, baritone (Frank)
Gordon Sandison, baritone (Falke)
Rosemarie Arthars, soprano (Rosalinde)
John Owen Edwards, conductor
The Orchestra and Chorus of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

J Strauss II: Rosen aus dem Süden Walzer, Op 388
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Zigeunerbaron (Finale: "Von des Tajo Strand"; "Hurra, die Schlacht mitgemacht"; "Heiraten Vivat")
Julia Varady, soprano (Saffi)
Hanna Schwarz, mezzo soprano (Czipra)
Josef Protschka, tenor (Sándor Barinkay)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone (Count Peter Homonay)
Brigitte Lindner, soprano (Arsena)
Walter Berry, tenor (Kálmán Zsupán)
Klaus Hirte, tenor (Conte Carnero)
Ilse Gramatzki, mezzo soprano (Mirabella)
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Münchner Rundfunkorchester

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod explores Johann II's move away from the dance hall to write a stream of operettas, most of which are now forgotten.

It was Johann Strauss II's wife who first twisted his arm to get him writing for the stage. Relieving himself of relentless waltz conducting duties, Strauss now became converted to the art form and in the 1870s and 1880s turned out a string of operetta hits, most of which are now forgotten. The great exceptions are Die Fledermaus and Zigeunerbaron.

J Strauss II: Indigo und die vierzig Räuber (Overture)

Lorin Maazel, conductor

Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Der Carneval in Rom (No. 14 Quartett "Schönste aller Frauen"; No. 15 Duett "Von jenen Damen allen")

Isabella Ma-Zach, soprano (Marie)

Jessica Glatte, soprano (Gräfin)

Michael Heim, tenor (Arthur)

Manfred Equiluz, tenor (Graf)

Ernst Theis, conductor

Chor der Staatsoperette Dresden

Orchester der Staatsoperette Dresden

J Strauss II: Die Fledermaus (Finale Act Two: "The Queen of all creation..."; "Brother Mine...", "Enough, my friends...")

Deborah Hawksley, Mezzo (Prince Orlovsky)

Adey Grummet, soprano (Adele)

David Fieldsend, tenor (Eisenstein)

Lynton Black, baritone (Frank)

Gordon Sandison, baritone (Falke)

Rosemarie Arthars, soprano (Rosalinde)

John Owen Edwards, conductor

The Orchestra and Chorus of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

J Strauss II: Rosen aus dem Süden Walzer, Op 388

J Strauss II: Zigeunerbaron (Finale: "Von des Tajo Strand"; "Hurra, die Schlacht mitgemacht"; "Heiraten Vivat")

Julia Varady, soprano (Saffi)

Hanna Schwarz, mezzo soprano (Czipra)

Josef Protschka, tenor (Sándor Barinkay)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone (Count Peter Homonay)

Brigitte Lindner, soprano (Arsena)

Walter Berry, tenor (Kálmán Zsupán)

Klaus Hirte, tenor (Conte Carnero)

Ilse Gramatzki, mezzo soprano (Mirabella)

Willi Boskovsky, conductor

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Münchner Rundfunkorchester

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

04On The Stage20170525

Donald Macleod focuses on Johann Strauss II's giving up the dance hall for the operetta.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod explores Johann II's move away from the dance hall to write a stream of operettas, most of which are now forgotten.

It was Johann Strauss II's wife who first twisted his arm to get him writing for the stage. Relieving himself of relentless waltz-conducting duties, Strauss now became converted to the art form and in the 1870s and 1880s turned out a string of operetta hits, most of which are now forgotten. The great exceptions are Die Fledermaus and Zigeunerbaron.

J Strauss II: Indigo und die vierzig Räuber (Overture)
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Der Carneval in Rom (Quartett "Schönste aller Frauen"; Duett "Von jenen Damen allen")
Isabella Ma-Zach, soprano (Marie)
Jessica Glatte, soprano (Gräfin)
Michael Heim, tenor (Arthur)
Manfred Equiluz, tenor (Graf)
Ernst Theis, conductor
Chor der Staatsoperette Dresden
Orchester der Staatsoperette Dresden

J Strauss II: Die Fledermaus (Finale Act Two: "The Queen of all creation..."; "Brother Mine...", "Enough, my friends...")
Deborah Hawksley, mezzo (Prince Orlovsky)
Adey Grummet, soprano (Adele)
David Fieldsend, tenor (Eisenstein)
Lynton Black, baritone (Frank)
Gordon Sandison, baritone (Falke)
Rosemarie Arthars, soprano (Rosalinde)
John Owen Edwards, conductor
The Orchestra and Chorus of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

J Strauss II: Rosen aus dem Süden Walzer, Op 388
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Zigeunerbaron (Finale: "Von des Tajo Strand"; "Hurra, die Schlacht mitgemacht"; "Heiraten Vivat")
Julia Varady, soprano (Saffi)
Hanna Schwarz, mezzo soprano (Czipra)
Josef Protschka, tenor (Sándor Barinkay)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone (Count Peter Homonay)
Brigitte Lindner, soprano (Arsena)
Walter Berry, tenor (Kálmán Zsupán)
Klaus Hirte, tenor (Conte Carnero)
Ilse Gramatzki, mezzo soprano (Mirabella)
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Münchner Rundfunkorchester

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

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The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod finds out how Strauss II, Austrian national hero enjoying the adulation of Europe, became a German citizen. Unknown to Strauss, the Nazis would later "alter" his ancestry.

In order to marry his third wife, Strauss converted to Protestantism and became a German citizen. He still longed to write a "serious" comic opera, but accolades from across the globe poured in as Vienna celebrated the anniversary of the first performance of its favoured son. In a bizarre twist of history however, Strauss's ancestry would later be falsely doctored by the Nazis.

J Strauss II: Simplicius - Introduction to Act II

Louise Martini, spoken (Schnapslotte)

Martina Jankova, soprano (Tilli)

Heikki Yrttiaho, bass (Kurassier)

Chor des Opernhauses Zürich

Orchester der Oper Zürich

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

J Strauss II: Ritter Pazman (Czardas)

Alfred Walter, conductor

Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

J Strauss II: Waldmeister (Overture)

Lorin Maazel, conductor

Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: An der Elbe, Walzer, Op 477

J Strauss II: Neue Pizzicato Polka, Op 449

Willi Boskovsky, conductor

J Strauss II: Kaiser-Walzer, Op 437

J Strauss II: Aufs Korn, Marsch, Op 478

Gerhard Track, conductor

Vienna Mannergesang-Verein

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

Donald Macleod on how Johann Strauss II, an Austrian national hero, became a German.

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Donald Macleod on how Johann Strauss II, an Austrian national hero, became a German.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod finds out how Strauss II, Austrian national hero enjoying the adulation of Europe, became a German citizen. Unknown to Strauss, the Nazis would later "alter" his ancestry.

In order to marry his third wife, Strauss converted to Protestantism and became a German citizen. He still longed to write a "serious" comic opera, but accolades from across the globe poured in as Vienna celebrated the anniversary of the first performance of its favoured son. In a bizarre twist of history however, Strauss's ancestry would later be falsely doctored by the Nazis.

J Strauss II: Simplicius - Introduction to Act II
Louise Martini, spoken (Schnapslotte)
Martina Jankova, soprano (Tilli)
Heikki Yrttiaho, bass (Kurassier)
Chor des Opernhauses Zürich
Orchester der Oper Zürich
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

J Strauss II: Ritter Pazman (Czardas)
Alfred Walter, conductor
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

J Strauss II: Waldmeister (Overture)
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: An der Elbe, Walzer, Op 477
Alfred Walter, conductor
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

J Strauss II: Neue Pizzicato Polka, Op 449
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Kaiser-Walzer, Op 437
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Aufs Korn, Marsch, Op 478
Gerhard Track, conductor
Wiener Männergesang-Verein
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

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Donald Macleod on how Johann Strauss II, an Austrian national hero, became a German.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod finds out how Strauss II, Austrian national hero enjoying the adulation of Europe, became a German citizen. Unknown to Strauss, the Nazis would later "alter" his ancestry.

In order to marry his third wife, Strauss converted to Protestantism and became a German citizen. He still longed to write a "serious" comic opera, but accolades from across the globe poured in as Vienna celebrated the anniversary of the first performance of its favoured son. In a bizarre twist of history however, Strauss's ancestry would later be falsely doctored by the Nazis.

J Strauss II: Simplicius - Introduction to Act II
Louise Martini, spoken (Schnapslotte)
Martina Jankova, soprano (Tilli)
Heikki Yrttiaho, bass (Kurassier)
Chor des Opernhauses Zürich
Orchester der Oper Zürich
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

J Strauss II: Ritter Pazman (Czardas)
Alfred Walter, conductor
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

J Strauss II: Waldmeister (Overture)
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: An der Elbe, Walzer, Op 477
Alfred Walter, conductor
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

J Strauss II: Neue Pizzicato Polka, Op 449
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Kaiser-Walzer, Op 437
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: Aufs Korn, Marsch, Op 478
Gerhard Track, conductor
Wiener Männergesang-Verein
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Producer: Dominic Jewel.

The story of the Waltz Kings: today Donald Macleod finds out how Strauss II, Austrian national hero enjoying the adulation of Europe, became a German citizen. Unknown to Strauss, the Nazis would later "alter" his ancestry.

In order to marry his third wife, Strauss converted to Protestantism and became a German citizen. He still longed to write a "serious" comic opera, but accolades from across the globe poured in as Vienna celebrated the anniversary of the first performance of its favoured son. In a bizarre twist of history however, Strauss's ancestry would later be falsely doctored by the Nazis.

J Strauss II: Simplicius - Introduction to Act II

Louise Martini, spoken (Schnapslotte)

Martina Jankova, soprano (Tilli)

Heikki Yrttiaho, bass (Kurassier)

Chor des Opernhauses Zürich

Orchester der Oper Zürich

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

J Strauss II: Ritter Pazman (Czardas)

Alfred Walter, conductor

Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

J Strauss II: Waldmeister (Overture)

Lorin Maazel, conductor

Wiener Philharmoniker

J Strauss II: An der Elbe, Walzer, Op 477

J Strauss II: Neue Pizzicato Polka, Op 449

Willi Boskovsky, conductor

J Strauss II: Kaiser-Walzer, Op 437

J Strauss II: Aufs Korn, Marsch, Op 478

Gerhard Track, conductor

Vienna Mannergesang-Verein

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Producer: Dominic Jewel.