Waldteufel Waltzes: Les Patineurs; Mon Rêve; Estudiantina; Grenadiers; Pomone; España - Philharmonia Promenade Orchestra/Henry Krips
KHCD-2012-068DL (STEREO) - Waldteufel Waltzes: Les Patineurs; Mon Rêve; Estudiantina; Grenadiers; Pomone; España - Philharmonia Promenade Orchestra/Henry Krips - Emile Waldteufel had intended to become a composer of serious music, but indulging in a whim he composed two waltzes, published at his own expense, and their success was so immediate he devoted himself to producing dances. Waldteufel's rise to fame coincided with one of the most resplendent periods Paris had seen during its long history. He modelled his waltzes in the style of Johann Strauss, with a quasi-symphonic introduction followed by a chain of four or five waltzes. Elegant and refined, with a French flair, these waltzes, at once familiar, are among the best that Waldteufel produced, and are quite enjoyable. Transcribed from a domestic early pressing blue-label Angel LP with a red leatherette sleeve spine.
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