Strauss: The Blue Danube [Vienna Philharmonic, Karajan]

Conducted by Herbert von Karajan, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) plays An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314 (English: “By the Beautiful Blue Danube”, simply known as “The Blue Danube”) by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II. From the New Year’s Concert at Vienna, 1987.

Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker Suite [Vancouver Symphony Orchestra]

Conducted by Bramwell Tove, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker Suite, a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Autumn Waltz by Adam Hurst

“Autumn Waltz” is a beautiful piece by Adam Hurst for Cello, Accordion, and Classical Guitar, from his 2014 album titled “Âme Oubliée” (English: Forgotten soul). It is an album of all original material for Cello, Accordion, Harmonium, Spanish Guitar, Bass, and Percussion. Music influenced by Gypsy, Cuban, and Mediterranean musical traditions.

Aram Khachaturian: “Masquerade: Waltz” and “Sabre Dance”

Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer and conductor (6 June 1903 – 1 May 1978). The “Waltz” is from the 1944 Masquerade Suite based on the Mikhail Lermontov play of the same name. Here André Anichanov conducts the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra in this performance on the 1997 Naxos album.

Shostakovich: The Second Waltz [André Rieu and Johann Strauss Orchestra]

The Second Waltz of Dmitri Shostakovich is a Music to the 1955 Soviet feature film “The First Echelon“. It is actually only the “Waltz” (eighth movement) from The First Echelon (suite from the film score), Op. 99a. Its popular name comes from “Suite for Variety Orchestra” (also named Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra); a suite …