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Marble Surface

Josef Ivanovici

Suspinul, Walzer

Arr. CPE Strauss

00:00 / 06:42

My arrangement from the Eulenberg piano score of this waltz by Ivanovici, subtitled Seufzer Walzer. Ivanovici is a bit of a one hit wonder, and this isn’t it.

The waltz Donauwellen has been recorded (and murdered) many times but I can’t find any other commercial recordings. There is a privately produced CD I think, but I haven’t heard it.

This is cheerful enough, if a bit unadventurous harmonically and without much in the way of the cross-rhythms that make a Viennese waltz truly Viennese.

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