Strauss, Johann Jr. – The Blue Danube Waltz



One of “The Waltz King’s” great waltzes. Indeed, arguably the greatest of all. Written originally for a large orchestra, the score is a true masterpiece of both skill and simplicity, and what a result!

However, speaking as a violist who has played this remarkable piece countless times, it pains me to say the original orchestral viola part is mind-numbingly dull as it almost never gets any melodic interest.

But that’s all changed. Our own version, as well as being meticulous in its accuracy, has lots of interest for all the players. Perfect! 10 mins. M

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