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Blue Danube waltz Op 314 Strauss-Johann2 Help Opus Details
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The German title of this, Strauss's most famous waltz, is An der schönen blauen Donnau, which means By the beautiful Blue Danube. He composed it in 1847, initially as an unaccompanied choral work to be sung by the famous Vienna choir called the "Wiener Männergesang-Verein". ("Vienna Men's Choral Association"). Strauss hastily added a piano accompaniment, and sometime later he produced the full orchestral score, but still as an accompaniment to the choir. The original words did not include any phrase referring to the Danube, these were only added in 1890 "Danube so blue".

The first waltz tune is the 'Doh me soh" theme of the 1st and main waltz tune, in D major. It must be one of the best-known and most-loved tunes in the light classical world. The orchestral version we know today, with the long coda, and no choral parts, was only written by Strauss in 1867, 20 years after he wrote the choral version.
Category: Waltz Orchestra Romantic Period
Time Signature 3 /4 Key Signature   D Major Play MP3 using player below.

1    Waltz1 - 'Doh me soh" theme

2    Waltz tune 2 in A major

3    Waltz tune 3 in G

4    Waltz 4 in F

5    Waltz 5 in A
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