Friday, October 5, 2012

Johann Strauss II - The Complete Orchestral Edition

"Johann Strauss II, the most famous and enduringly successful of 19th-century light music composers, was born in Vienna on 25 October 1825. Building upon the firm musical foundations laid by his father, Johann Strauss I (1804-1849) and Joseph Lanner (1801-1843), the younger Johann (along with his brothers, Josef and Eduard) achieved so high a development of the classical Viennese waltz that it became as much a feature of the concert hall as of the ballroom. For more than half a century Johann II captivated not only Vienna but also the whole of Europe and America with his abundantly tuneful waltzes, polkas, quadrilles and marches. The thrice-married 'Waltz King' later turned his attention to the composition of operetta, and completed 16 stage works besides more than 500 orchestral compositions – including the most famous of all waltzes, The Blue Danube (1867). Johann Strauss II died in Vienna on 3 June 1899.



The Marco Polo Strauss Edition is a milestone in recording history, presenting, for the first time ever, the entire orchestral output of the 'Waltz King'. Despite their supremely high standard of musical invention, the majority of the compositions have never before been commercially recorded and have been painstakingly assembled from archives around the world. All performances featured in this series are complete and, wherever possible, the works are played in their original instrumentation as conceived by the 'master orchestrator' himself, Johann Strauss II." Naxos.com

Get this 52-album edition in one Spotify playlist: Marco Polo - Johann Strauss II Edition (589 tracks, total time: 58 hours). Ctrl (CMD) + G to browse in album view. Check out this Naxos page to view comprehensive notes in English or German on each volume in this set, like the story behind Erster Gedanke (First Thought), the first waltz composed by Johann Strauss as a six-year-old boy.

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  1. The Italian tenor released an album of Strauss melodies as songs, Viva Strauss. It's on Spotify at http://open.spotify.com/album/0UMBomBtQoAXkdHgGvbC0A

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