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Johann Strauss I

Contredanses, Op. 44

Arr. CPE Strauss

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My orchestration from the first edition Haslinger piano score of this set of contredances by Jean [sic] Strauss.

The Contredanses Op. 44 appear in the Marco Polo complete edition of Strauss’s works in volumes 3 and 5. Unfortunately, they appear to be two different works completely. They do have the same sleeve notes though.

This version corresponds to the Pollack version but has the dubious benefit of my orchestration. I assume the recorded version had access to the original manuscript (assuming it exists) although it is unlikely to be a straight transcription due to the difficulty of finding trumpets and trumpet players who can reach the notes of scores of this period.