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15/02/1867 Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna

The Blue Danube is a waltz by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II. Originally performed at a concert of the Wiener Männergesangsverein - Vienna Men's Choral Association, it has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire. Its initial performance was considered only a mild success.


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  • The Blue Danube 

  • Composition notes 

  • Instrumentation 

  • Choral version 

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