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Loreley-Rheinklänge, Op 154
August 1843

'Strauss Dances' (CDA67169)
Strauss Dances
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Loreley-Rheinklänge, Op 154
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

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Details for CDA67169 track 8
Recording date
16 December 1999
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
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  1. Strauss Dances (CDA67169)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: November 2000
    Deletion date: January 2012
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