Waltzes for New Year’s Eve

December 28, 2019, 4:30 pm

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Detail from frontispiece to Thomas Wilson's Correct Method of German and French Waltzing (1816)

Put on your dancing shoes! Bring in the new year with Arias and Songs in an all-waltz program. Featured selections include Cristina Deutekom singing a Strauss waltz, the Boston Pops Orchestra play waltzes from Lehar’s The Count of Luxembourg, Julie Andrews asking, “Do I Hear a Waltz” by Richard Rodgers, and Lucine Amara coquettishly singing ‘Musetta’s Waltz’ from La bohème.


“Liebeswalzer” by Johann Strauss II
Cristina Deutekom, soprano; Vienna Volksoper Symphony; Franz Allers, conductor
(Vienna 1971. DECCA 480 8152)

“Musetta’s Waltz” from La bohème by Giacomo Puccini
John Bayless, piano
(New York 199.3 EMI ANGEL CDC 7 54801 2 1)

“Musetta’s Waltz” from La bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Lucine Amara, soprano; Victoria de los Ángeles, soprano; Jussi Björling, tenor; Robert Merrill, baritone; John Reardon, baritone; Fernando Corena, bass; Giorgio Tozzi, bass; RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra; Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor
(New York 1956. EMI 7 47235 2)

“Waltzes” from The Count of Luxembourg by Franz Lehár
Boston Pops Orchestra; Arthur Fiedler, conductor
(Boston 1958. RCA VICTOR 09026‐68793‐2)

“Do I Hear a Waltz?” from Do I Hear a Waltz? by Richard Rodgers
Julie Andrews, singer/actress; London Musicians Orchestra; Ian Fraser, conductor
(London 1994. PHILIPS 442 603‐2)

“Fascination” by Fermo Dante Marchetti
Jane Morgan And The Troubadors
(New York 1957. LP: KAPP KS‐3066)