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Loreley-Rheinklänge, Op 154
composer
August 1843

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'Strauss Dances' (CDA67169)
Strauss Dances
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Track 8 on CDA67169 [8'42] Archive Service

Loreley-Rheinklänge, Op 154
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One of Strauss’s waltzes, and possibly his best loved of all, is Loreley-Rheinklänge (‘Sounds of the Lorelei on the Rhine’). It includes a distinctive four-note phrase and echo for clarinet and horn in the introduction that preview further treatment in the main waltz. The composition was greeted with huge applause when first performed at a summer festivity in August 1843, attended by over 3400 people. It was a charity event in aid of Vienna’s St Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, held in lovely weather at another of Vienna’s summer entertainment spots – the Wasser- Glacis. This was situated in the former moat around the old Vienna city walls that survived until the late 1850s.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67169 track 8
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-00-16908
Duration
8'42
Recording date
16 December 1999
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Strauss Dances (CDA67169)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: November 2000
    Deletion date: January 2012
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