Saturday, March 5, 2016

Tales from the Vienna Woods

Tales from the Vienna Woods was composed in 1868 by Johann Strauss, Jr., and pays tribute to the folk music and dance of those living in the forested highlands known as the Vienna Woods. The waltz begins with an unusually long introduction, followed by five distinctive waltzes, all featuring stylistic interpretations traditional of the period. Fluctuations in tempi, including rubato, accelerando, and ritardando, combine with the sweet, lilting melodies characteristic of this Viennese musical art form. (Source: JRO)