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Johann Strauss II
THE EMPEROR WALTZ for orchestra
Goodmusic Concert Classics GMCL198

Catalogue Number: GMCL198

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Emperor Waltz Op.437  Pack image
ORCHESTRATION
2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Timpani, Percussion (2 players: Snare drum, Bass Drum, Tambourine), Harp, Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)

The Kaiser-Walzer was originally titled "Hand in Hand" and was intended as a toast made in August 1889 by Austrian emperor Franz Josef on the occasion of his visit to the German Kaiser Wilhelm II where it was symbolic as a "toast of friendship" extended by Austria to Germany. Strauss' publisher, Fritz Simrock, suggested the title Kaiser-Walzer since the title could allude to either monarch, and thus satisfy the vanity of both rulers. The waltz was first performed in Berlin on 21 October 1889.
Da Capo & Dal segnos have been written out in full in this edition for ease of use.
A PACK comprises an A4 sized full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.
Duration 11 minutes

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