Ultimate Strauss Family - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Willi Boskovsky (conductor)
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  1. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314)
  2. Auf der Jagd (Off to the Hunt), schnellpolka for orchestra, Op. 373 (RV 373)
  3. Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 410 (RV 410)
  4. Pizzicato Polka for orchestra, Op. 234
  5. Ägyptischer (Egyptian March), march for orchestra, Op. 335 (RV 335)
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  1. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314)
  2. Auf der Jagd (Off to the Hunt), schnellpolka for orchestra, Op. 373 (RV 373)
  3. Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 410 (RV 410)
  4. Pizzicato Polka for orchestra, Op. 234
  5. Ägyptischer (Egyptian March), march for orchestra, Op. 335 (RV 335)
  6. Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka (Chit-Chat Polka), for orchestra, Op. 214 (RV 214)
  7. Geheime Anziehungskräfte (Dynamiden), waltz, Op. 173
  8. Die Schwätzerin, polka mazurka for orchestra, Op. 144
  9. Carnevals-Botschafter (Carnival Messages), waltz for orchestra, Op. 270
  10. Annen-Polka, for orchestra, Op. 117 (RV 117)
  11. Fesche Geister Waltz, for orchestra, Op. 75
  12. Jockey Polka, for orchestra, Op. 278
  13. Sphären-Klänge (Music of the Spheres), walzer, Op. 235
  14. Feuerfest, polka for orchestra, Op. 269
  15. Wettrennen-Galopp, for orchestra, Op. 29a
  16. Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), waltz for orchestra, Op. 325 (RV 325)
  17. Eingesendet (Letter to the Editor), polka schnell for orchestra, Op. 240
  18. Radetzky-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 228
  19. Demolirer-Polka, polka française for orchestra, Op. 269 (RV 269)
  20. Du und Du (You and You), waltz for orchestra, Op. 367 (RV 367)
  21. Brennende Liebe (Ardent Love), polka mazurka for orchestra, Op. 129
  22. Spanischer (Spanish), march for orchestra, Op. 433 (RV 433)
  23. Bahn frei!, polka schnell, Op. 45
  24. Aquarellen (Water Colors), waltz for orchestra, Op. 258
  25. Stürmisch in Lieb' und Tanz (Stormy in Love and Dance), polka schnell for orchestra, Op. 393 (RV 393)
  26. Frauenherz (A Woman's Heart), polka mazurka for orchestra, Op. 166
  27. Lagunen-Walzer (Lagoon Waltz), for orchestra, Op. 411 (RV 411)
  28. Piefke- und Pufke-Polka, for orchestra, Op. 235
  29. Freuet euch des Lebens (Joy of Living), waltz for orchestra, Op. 340 (RV 340)
  30. Perpetuum Mobile (Perpetual Motion), Ein musikalischer Scherz, for orchestra, Op. 257 (RV 257)
  31. Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Women and Song), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 333 (RV 333)
  32. Im Krapfenwald'l, polka française for orchestra, Op. 336 (RV 336)
  33. Tausend und eine Nacht (A Thousand and One Nights), waltz for orchestra, Op. 346 (RV 346)
  34. Napoleon-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 156 (RV 156)
  35. Wo die Zitronen Blüh'n! (Where the Lemons Bloom), waltz for orchestra, Op. 364 (RV 364)
  36. Die Libelle, polka mazurka for orchestra, Op. 204
  37. Moulinet Polka, for orchestra, Op. 57
  38. Seid umschlungen Millionen (Be United Millions), waltz for orchestra, Op. 443 (RV 443)
  39. So ängstlich sind wir nicht!, polka schnell for orchestra, Op. 413 (RV 413)
  40. Lob der Frauen, polka-mazurka for orchestra, Op. 315 (RV 315)
  41. Explosions-Polka, for orchestra, Op. 43 (RV 43)
  42. Transaktionen, waltz for orchestra, Op. 184
  43. Heiterer Mut, polka française for orchestra, Op. 281
  44. Sperl-Galopp, for orchestra ("Neueste Sperl-Galopp"), Op. 42
  45. Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood), waltz for orchestra, Op. 354 (RV 354)
  46. Champagner-Polka, musical scherzo for orchestra, Op. 211 (RV 211)
  47. Wiener Bonbons (Vienna Bon-Bons), waltz for orchestra, Op. 307 (RV 307)
  48. Fürstin Ninetta, operetta (RV 513): New Pizzicato Polka, Op. 449
  49. Liebes-Lieder (Love Songs), waltz for orchestra, Op. 114 (RV 114)
  50. Éljen a Magyar (Hail to Hungary), polka schnell for orchestra, Op. 332 (RV 332)
  51. Künstler-Leben (Artists' Life), waltz for orchestra, Op. 316 (RV 316)
  52. Banditen-Galop (Bandits' Galop), for orchestra, Op. 378 (RV 378)
  53. Russischer (Russian March), march for orchestra, Op. 426 (RV 426)
  54. Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning), polka schnell for orchestra, Op. 324 (RV 324)
  55. Morgenblätter (Morning Papers), waltz for orchestra, Op. 279 (RV 279)
  56. Auf Ferienreisen ("Off on Holiday"), for orchestra, Op. 133
  57. Dorfschwalben aus Österreich (Austrian Village Swallows), waltz for orchestra, Op. 164
  58. Kaiser Franz Josef I Rettungs-Jubel-Marsch (Jubilee March for the Return of Emperor Franz Josef I
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If one disc of waltzes, marches, and polkas by the Strauss family is too little and all their waltzes, marches, and polkas are too much, this five-disc Decca set should be just enough. Featuring former concertmaster turned waltz master Willi Boskovsky on the podium and the Wiener Philharmoniker in the pit, these performances are elegantly conducted, stylishly played, and idiomatically performed. Boskovsky knows exactly how to phrase a theme, accent a rhythm, and bend a tempo to keep the music eminently danceable. The ...

Ultimate Strauss Family 2008, Decca

UPC: 028947802235

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