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From the Archives - Viennese New Year's at the Ballet

Enjoy Viennese waltzes for New Year's.
Courtesy of Frank Byrne.
Enjoy Viennese waltzes for New Year's.

We salute the Viennese tradition of playing music of the Strauss family on New Year’s Day. The program features music by the "Waltz King," Johann Strauss II, including a marvelous ballet score created from his music.

Compositions and Recordings

Entrance March from "The Gypsy Baron"
by Johann Strauss II
Willi Boskovsky with the Vienna Philharmonic

Graduation Ball
by Johann Strauss II, arr. Antal Dorati
Antal Dorati with the Vienna Philharmonic

Artist's Life Waltz
by Johann Strauss II
Ferenc Fricsay with the RIAS Symphony Orch of Berlin

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
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