J. Strauss Jr.: 100 Most Famous Waltzes, Etc Vol 1
This Naxos disc is the first of 10 volumes collecting the best material from Marco Polo's monumental series of the complete Strauss orchestral works. Each volume features two or three of the most famous hits coupled with lesser known but often no less interesting items. Here, for example, you get the overture to 'Die Fledermaus' and the 'Emperor Waltz' alongside Strauss' very first published waltz, 'Sinngedichte' and the novel 'Explosions Polka,' which employs pyrotechnic party favors. The performances, by a variety of orchestras and conductors, are consistently fine and well recorded.
Catalog Number: 8554517
Composer: Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Alfred Walter, Johannes Wildner, Peter Guth
Orchestra/Ensemble: Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra