Classical Kids Corner: Episode 7 - What is a waltz?
Classical Kids Corner: Episode 7
Explore different examples of the most popular dance of Vienna, featuring works by Waldteufel, Johann Strauss, Jr. and Irwin Kostal.
Episode 7 playlist
Emile Waldteufel: The Skater's Waltz — You can discover a waltz by how it sounds and by listening for three beats. Can you hear groups of three beats in this waltz?
LISTEN Emile Waldteufel: The Skater's Waltz
Johann Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube — Maybe you've heard this waltz before. It's one of the most famous ever written by Johann Strauss Jr., inspired by the Danube River in Vienna.
LISTEN Johann Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Irwin Kostal: Laendler — This is an example of another popular dance from Austria, the Laendler. Does it sound similar to the waltz?
LISTEN Irwin Kostal: Laendler
What are you curious about?