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Johann Strauss I

Die Schwalben, Walzer, Op. 208

Arr. CPE Strauss

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My orchestration of this waltz by Johann Strauss I. It dates from 1847.

I did this originally out of sheer frustration at the raw deal Johann Strauss I gets in recordings generally. Every recording I have heard of this ignores Strauss’s tempo markings in the opening and completely loses the effects.This is one of his best waltzes.