YourClassical Kids Corner

Classical Kids Corner: Episode 7 - What is a waltz?

The waltz is a dance that originated in Vienna, Austria.Jacek Dylag/Unsplash


Classical Kids Corner: Episode 7

4:58


June 13, 2020
Emile Waldteufel: The Skater's Waltz

Johann Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube

Irwin Kostal: Laendler

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

Explore more from Classical Kids Corner!

What are you curious about?

You must be 13 or older to submit any information to American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio. The personally identifying information you provide will not be sold, shared, or used for purposes other than to communicate with you about things like our programs, products and services. See Terms of Use and Privacy.