Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Johann Strauss: The Best ... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item has been used but is in still in good condition.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$13.61
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: lola's dream
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Johann Strauss: The Best of Vienna
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Johann Strauss: The Best of Vienna


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, January 12, 1999
"Please retry"
$13.79
$7.25 $0.95
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.
$13.79 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Disc 1:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op.314Herbert von Karajan and Wiener Philharmoniker10:06Album Only
listen  2. J. Strauss II: Annen-Polka, Op.117Herbert von Karajan and Wiener Philharmoniker 4:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. J. Strauss II: Morgenblätter, Op.279Lorin Maazel & Wiener Philharmoniker 9:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. J. Strauss II: Auf der Jagd, Op.373Claudio Abbado and Wiener Philharmoniker 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. J. Strauss II: Leichtes Blut, polka schnell, Op.319 - vocal versionClaudio Abbado and Peter Marschik and Wiener Philharmoniker and Wiener Sängerknaben 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J. Strauss II: Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op.333Wiener Philharmoniker and Willi Boskovsky 6:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. J. Strauss II: Vergnügungszug, Op.281Herbert von Karajan and Wiener Philharmoniker 2:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. J. Strauss II: Wiener Bonbons, Op.307 (Live At Musikverein, Wien / 1983)Lorin Maazel & Wiener Philharmoniker 9:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J. Strauss II: Perpetuum mobile, Op.257Lorin Maazel & Wiener Philharmoniker 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. J. Strauss II: Accelerationen, Op.234Lorin Maazel & Wiener Philharmoniker 8:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. J. Strauss II: Pizzicato PolkaHerbert von Karajan and Wiener Philharmoniker 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. J. Strauss II: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op.325Karl Swoboda and Lorin Maazel and Wiener Philharmoniker11:55Album Only


Disc 2:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. J. Strauss II: Kaiserwalzer, Op.437Lorin Maazel & Wiener Philharmoniker10:24Album Only
listen  2. J. Strauss II: Unter Donner und Blitz, Polka, Op.324Herbert von Karajan and Wiener Philharmoniker 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. J. Strauss II: Die Fledermaus - OvertureHerbert von Karajan and Wiener Philharmoniker 8:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. J. Strauss II: Voices Of Spring, Op.410 (Frühlingsstimmen)Lorin Maazel & Wiener Philharmoniker 5:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. J. Strauss II: Banditen-Galopp (Bandits' Galop), Op.378 (1875)Claudio Abbado and Wiener Philharmoniker 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J. Strauss II: Künstlerleben, Op.316Wiener Philharmoniker and Willi Boskovsky 8:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. J. Strauss II: Persischer Marsch, Op.289Wiener Philharmoniker and Willi Boskovsky 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. J. Strauss II: Rosen aus dem Süden, Op.388Karl Böhm and Wiener Philharmoniker 9:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J. Strauss II: Eljen a Magyar, Op.332Lorin Maazel & Wiener Philharmoniker 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. J. Strauss II: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op.214 - vocal versionClaudio Abbado and Peter Marschik and Wiener Philharmoniker and Wiener Sängerknaben 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. J. Strauss II: Wiener Blut, Op.354Lorin Maazel & Wiener Philharmoniker 8:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. J. Strauss I: Radetzky-Marsch, Op.228Herbert von Karajan and Wiener Philharmoniker 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 


Frequently Bought Together

Johann Strauss: The Best of Vienna + Strauss Waltzes + Greatest Hits
Price for all three: $33.08

Buy the selected items together

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 (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,640 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
98%
4 star
2%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 42 customer reviews
Would recommend to anyone who loves Strauss music.
Shirley A. Tona
Very good interpretation from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
EK
I listen to this cd to relax and it is so soothing.
"edwardkor"

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By John Kwok HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By W. Soll on June 28, 2011
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.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gregory J. Hauptman on January 30, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By "scarlatti11" on 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...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By dccalling on June 8, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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 ....!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 24 people found the following review helpful By johann strauss on 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 . . .
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By alindamay on July 22, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Raymond Lebowski on August 15, 2014
Format: Audio CD
A gentle and genteel float through a bygone time. The various conductors and orchestras know and clearly love this music, and they don't mess with it. It is played as written and not "reimagined" or similar 20th-century nonsense. Yes, we know the culture of the time masked the decay and often depravity of 19th century Vienna, but we don't CARE. Save the soul-searching, the recriminations, the excoriation of the Vienna of the times, and just enjoy the music.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: best of waltz music, best of vienna philharmonic, best wood bat, karajan kaiser walzer, karajan bohm, karajan blue danube

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Johann Strauss: The Best of Vienna
This item: Johann Strauss: The Best of Vienna
Price: $17.98 $13.79
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com