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CPE Strauss

Die Nachahmer, Walzer, Op. 86

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My most sincere apologies. I found myself with an unexpected bit of time and having spent quite a lot of effort over the past few years orchestrating second rate imitations of Strauss and Lanner waltzes, I decided to write one of my own.

I was aiming for about 1840. I haven’t consciously borrowed tunes from the masters, but I almost certainly have. (And in fact I have had to hastily replace waltz 5B as I worked out where I’d stolen it from. I was annoyed at thinking it was original but was impressed that I had managed to reproduce it almost note for note! It was the best tune in the piece, of course)

I enjoyed doing it though.

I won’t do it again.

What, never?