By the Beautiful Blue Danube waltz (more common title “The Blue Danube”) is one of the most consistently popular pieces of classical music. Its first performance was not a big success, but Strauss really believed in this song. He is reputed to have said “The Devil himself will start waltzing to this tune!”
HomeOrchestra arrangements of classical music standards is a very desirable addition to a school orchestra repertoire. It allows to choose a member of any group – keyboards, strings, woodwinds or brass – and give them an unprecedented opportunity to shine as a soloist of a symphonic orchestra from the youngest age!
Credits: Roman Sher, piano / “Gnessin Virtuosi” Youth Orchestra /Mikhail Khokhlov, conductor