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STRAUSS I, J.: Edition - Vol. 12

Composer(s):Strauss I, Johann
Artist(s) Marzendorfer, Ernst, Conductor • Slovak Sinfonietta, Zilina
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.225288
Label Marco Polo
Quality   320kbps
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In a career that spanned a period from the 1820s until his death in 1849, the older Johann Strauss established an unrivalled position for himself among composers and performers of dance music in Vienna. His own achievements were continued by his three sons, ensuring that the name of Strauss was inextricably identified with the musical pleasures of nineteenthcentury Vienna. The Waltzes included on this recording all reflect topical events. Two sets are a tribute to the great ballerina Marie Taglioni; the Dance Prescriptions, written for the medical fraternity, were said to quicken the pulse sufficiently to cure even the worst hypochondriac, while Myrtles named by Strauss after the evergreen plant symbolic of undying love, celebrated the wedding of Queen Victoria.



Review By Giv Cornfield,The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics,November 2008

If this is your cuppa, get it here, as you won't find this music anywhere else! During my career in radio, I was constantly on the lookout for off-the-beaten-track music to serve as 'Name the Composer' fodder - and this would have been perfect then...Veteran conductor Maerzendorfer and his Czech musicians sail through this fluff effortlessly, in a super hi-fi recording. Generic Viennese fare, for sure—but oh, so enjoyable!

Review By David Denton, Naxos,September 2008

We have reached the years 1839 and 1840, and recently recovered from an illness brought about by his hectic tours, Johann Strauss was again plunged into the demand for an endless flow of waltzes.



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