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Johann Strauss: The Best of Waltzes and Polkas

Johann Strauss , Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op.314Herbert von Karajan10:06Album Only
listen  2. J. Strauss II: Annen-Polka, Op.117Herbert von Karajan 4:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. J. Strauss II: Morgenblätter, Op.279Lorin Maazel 9:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. J. Strauss II: Auf der Jagd, Op.373Claudio Abbado 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. J. Strauss II: Leichtes Blut, polka schnell, Op.319 - vocal versionPeter Marschik 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J. Strauss II: Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op.333Willi Boskovsky 6:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. J. Strauss II: Vergnügungszug, Op.281Herbert von Karajan 2:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. J. Strauss II: Wiener Bonbons, Op.307 (Live At Musikverein, Wien / 1983)Lorin Maazel 9:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J. Strauss II: Perpetuum mobile, Op.257Lorin Maazel 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. J. Strauss II: Accelerationen, Op.234Lorin Maazel 8:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Josef Strauss: Pizzicato Polka (1870)Herbert von Karajan 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. J. Strauss II: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op.325Lorin Maazel11:55Album Only


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listen  1. J. Strauss II: Kaiserwalzer, Op.437Lorin Maazel10:24Album Only
listen  2. J. Strauss II: Unter Donner und Blitz, Polka, Op.324Herbert von Karajan 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. J. Strauss II: Die Fledermaus - OvertureHerbert von Karajan 8:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. J. Strauss II: Voices Of Spring, Op.410 (Frühlingsstimmen)Lorin Maazel 5:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. J. Strauss II: Banditen-Galopp (Bandits' Galop), Op.378 (1875)Claudio Abbado 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J. Strauss II: Künstlerleben, Op.316Willi Boskovsky 8:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. J. Strauss II: Persischer Marsch, Op.289Willi Boskovsky 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. J. Strauss II: Rosen aus dem Süden, Op.388Karl Böhm 9:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J. Strauss II: Eljen a Magyar, Op.332Lorin Maazel 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. J. Strauss II: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op.214 - vocal versionPeter Marschik 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. J. Strauss II: Wiener Blut, Op.354Lorin Maazel 8:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. J. Strauss I: Radetzky-Marsch, Op.228 - Arr. Leopold WeningerHerbert von Karajan 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Composer: Johann Strauss
  • Audio CD (January 12, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B00000HY9K
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,682 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Repackaged New Year's Concert 1984 with VPO, etc. February 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
If I'm not mistaken, most of the pieces were recorded originally live during a 1984 New Year's Concert conducted by Lorin Maazel with the Vienna Philharmonic playing in its grand concert hall, the Musikverein. Maazel and the Vienna Philharmonic have had a longstanding relationship dating from the 1960's, and without question, this CD does rank among my favorite New Year's Concert performances (However, the most mesmerizing ones I've heard have been those with the late Carlos Kleiber and Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting.) for the superb quality of the Vienna Philharmonic's playing. Maazel leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in some of the most popular works composed by the Strauss family, most notably Johann II Strauss' Tales from the Vienna Woods Waltz, Emperor Waltz, Pizzicato Polka, Blue Danube Waltz and his father's Radetzky March, which traditionally closes out the annual New Year's Concert. Fans of the Strauss family, Vienna Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel, will not be disappointed with this excellent two CD compilation.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music as usual October 7, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is great recording,
I enjoy listening to it
veru much. This is a
compilation of all the
favorite waltzes by
the Strauss family, that
one might hear at a
New Year's eve concert
of the Vienna Philharmonic...
All waltzes and Polkas are
favorites of audiences everywhere
in the world...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this 2-CD from Vienna Philharmonic! January 30, 2009
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My favorite collection of perfectly choreographed Johann Strauss ll as well as his father Johann Strauss, and his brother Josepf. Johann ll gets top billing.

This is one of my better investments of the most beautiful music you will ever hear (waltzes and polkas).

I can't get enough. Highly Recommended! I have purchased many as gifts to family & friends.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strauss in Vienna on New Year's Eve June 28, 2011
By W. Soll
Format:Audio CD
I've heard half a dozen collections of Strauss waltzes, and this is easily the best of them. It is no surprise that the Vienna Philharmonic excels in this repertoire. The conductors are all well known, and serve the music well: Maazel (9 pieces), Karajan (7), Abbado (4), Boskovsky (3) and Bohm (1). Last but not least, these are all live recordings made at various New Years Day Galas in Vienna with copyright dates from 1973 to 1992. The occasion lends the Strauss waltzes the feeling and sparkle they need. [N.B. (note to Benny): there is a similar 2 disk Strauss compilation, Best of New Year's Concert in Vienna, that I haven't heard]

Contrary to an earlier review, the best known waltzes are on hand, and you get over 100 minutes of waltz music. The polkas and other short pieces are well chosen, and provide a good contrast in spirit and tempo. But the waltz is king here, and Strauss is king of the waltz: he has no real rival in this idiom. Listening to pieces like the Emperor Waltz, I marvel at his invention, how he piles on melody after melody, each complementing the preceding ones perfectly, adding up to a marvelous organic whole. It all goes down so easily and smoothly that you can forget how great it is.
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17 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing truly Amazing May 8, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This 2 CD is amazing. It is great for plane rides and other things. I always listen to it at work. Allmost every song on this CD is beautiful and graceful. The blue danube is a classic and my personal favorite song on this album. Some of the songs are okay but none are bad. Overall this is an amazing 2 CD collection and it is worth every cent of your money . . .
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful music June 8, 2011
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I am actually Austrian and needed farewell gifts for some very good friends. What would have been better than typical Viennese music by one of our best-loved composers and performed by the Vienna Philharmonic? But even if you have no connection to Austria, the CD is absolutely worth buying and LISTENING TO. The pieces are the most famous waltzes and polkas Strauss wrote and everybody knows them back home. Imagine driving through miles of empty coountryside or sitting on your porch with a glass of wine or in your favourite armchair listening to this kind of music! I might just go and do that now ....!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful July 22, 2007
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These CD's were wonderful. When I drive in the Sierra Nevada mountians I want something peaceful but not boring. I love, love, love it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! April 3, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I can't help myself. My feet drags my unconscious body out of my comfortable sitting position on my recliner to grab a broom stick or my dog and dance around the room.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Waltzes and Polkas
Wonderful selection of of the genius Johann Strauss. The arrangements are in wonderful sequence of tempos to keep the listening experience interesting (if you're not already... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ursula Paar
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT LOVE
THIS IS AN AMAZING WALTZ ALBUM CD. I CANNOT STOP PLAYING IT. I WISH MORE PEOPLE WOULD APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY OF WALTZ MUSIC.
Published 2 months ago by L.R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Strauss!
I have replaced my original Strauss Waltz CD with this one! It is a real mood lifter. Magnificent musicality. Strauss would be pleased, I'm sure!
Published 3 months ago by KMH
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Who doesn't love Strauss? We highly recommend any of his the Strauss families music. It's lovely and very uplifting. Simply wonderful.
Published 3 months ago by I. Troy
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the music.
I loved all the songs on this album. You cannot go wrong purchasing this cd. I purchased it as gifts for friends. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Book Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Vienna
Loved this CD. Great rendition of the Strauss music. Would recommend to anyone who loves Strauss music. Very well done.
Published 6 months ago by Shirley A. Tona
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality recordings, amazing artist.
Strauss is easily one of the best composers of the 19th century, and this album has many of his best songs performed by a great orchestra, definitely one of the best recordings I... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jon
5.0 out of 5 stars Ausgezeichnet!
This 2-disc set features waltz-centric music from the world-class Vienna Philharmonic. Fun music, wonderfully played. Read more
Published 8 months ago by K. Shultz
5.0 out of 5 stars Reviews were spot on- Great music
Beautiful music in high fidelity recording. Imagine Pre war Vienna and swirling dancers unaware of the Great War to
soon end their world.
Published 12 months ago by Gordon Silleck
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice selection of his waltzes
There's nothing like boarding an Austrian Airlines flight in Cairo to the music of Johann Strauss. This CD rekindles those memories and well as those of listening to those same... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Glassy Raven
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