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) (Photo: unknown engraver [Public domain])

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)