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Johann Strauss, Jr.:

The Waltz

The waltz is a dance in 3/4 time that was very popular in Vienna, Austria in the 19th century. But the roots of the waltz go back to the German Dance of Mozart's day. After the waltz became popular on the dance floor, it moved onto the concert stage, the ballet stage and the opera stage.

Music heard in this episode:

Mozart: Deutscher Tanz
Lanner: Die Romantiker
Johann Strauss Jr.: Vienna Blood
Chopin: Waltz in E-Flat
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Waltz
Ravel: La Valse
Rodgers: Carousel Waltz
Sondheim: A Little Night Music
Johann Strauss Jr.: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Learn more about Johann Strauss, Jr.

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This Week's Quiz

The waltz is a dance written in 3/4 time - that is, you can count 1-2-3 as you listen to it.

 true

 false

In Vienna, huge halls that held 6,000 people were built for people to waltz in.

 true

 false

After Vienna made the form so popular, waltzes were written for orchestras, the ballet and the opera.

 true

 false

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Johann Strauss, Jr.:

The Waltz

The waltz is a dance in 3/4 time that was very popular in Vienna, Austria in the 19th century. But the roots of the waltz go back to the German Dance of Mozart's day. After the waltz became popular on the dance floor, it moved onto the concert stage, the ballet stage and the opera stage.

Music heard in this episode:

Mozart: Deutscher Tanz
Lanner: Die Romantiker
Johann Strauss Jr.: Vienna Blood
Chopin: Waltz in E-Flat
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Waltz
Ravel: La Valse
Rodgers: Carousel Waltz
Sondheim: A Little Night Music
Johann Strauss Jr.: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Learn more about Johann Strauss, Jr.

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

The waltz is a dance written in 3/4 time - that is, you can count 1-2-3 as you listen to it.

 true

 false

In Vienna, huge halls that held 6,000 people were built for people to waltz in.

 true

 false

After Vienna made the form so popular, waltzes were written for orchestras, the ballet and the opera.

 true

 false

 

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