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Strauss: Waltzes, Polkas & Marches [Box Set]
Johann II [Junior] Strauss, Johann II and Josef Strauss, Josef Strauss
Strauss: Waltzes, Polkas & Marches [Box Set]
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #4
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #5
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #6

Boskovsky's encyclopedic collection with the Vienna Philharmonic, recorded between 1957 and 1976, is as close to definitive as one is likely to get. There was a special camaraderie between Boskovsky and the Philharmonic--h...  more »

      
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Boskovsky's encyclopedic collection with the Vienna Philharmonic, recorded between 1957 and 1976, is as close to definitive as one is likely to get. There was a special camaraderie between Boskovsky and the Philharmonic--he was a member of the orchestra's violin section for 37 years and conducted their New Year's Day concerts from 1955 until 1979. There was also a special empathy that these performers, as custodians of a tradition going back to its origins, felt for the music of the Strauss family. It comes across quite wonderfully on these mid-price CDs, which have been painstakingly remastered for an edition every collector should have. --Ted Libbey
 

CD Reviews

Boskovsky and the Strauss Family of Vienna.
John Austin | Kangaroo Ground, Australia | 06/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A long series of Strauss music recordings conducted by Willi Boskovsky provides the contents of this slender, super-compact box of 6 CDs. Those who collected the original issues should check the contents before jettisoning them, because not everything has been reissued here. I especially regret that the vocal version of "An der schönen blauen Donau" has been omitted. No combination has ever excelled Willi Boskovsky and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in performing this repertoire. Although the waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, marches and overtures were performed over and over again by these musicians, there is never a hint of workaday routine or staleness to be heard here. Everything seems to unfold naturally. Each item's inherent character is displayed. Tiny nuances and felicities of phrasing and a balance that favors the melody and reduces the accompaniment make these performances inimitable. The performance of "Morgenblätter" seems to provide a tad more excitement and impact than the other 85 items.The recordings were made between 1960 and 1976. They are studio recordings, not deriving from the famous New Year concerts, and all but the few items from the very earliest year provide excellent sound."
Superb collection
W. Corey | So. California, USA | 03/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you love or are just curious about the music of Vienna's Strauss family, this is the box set for you. You need look no further. Willi Boskovsky and the Vienna Philharmonic set the standards for the performance of these sublime waltzes, polkas and marches. The sound is fine, too, even though the recordings are not new. This is, quite simply, a magnificent set. I cannot recommend it highly enough."
The Strauss dynasty in very good hands!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 03/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The intimate association between Strauss family and this famed director plus the presence of the renewed Vienna Philharmonic have established for the posterity this fruitful album has become through the years, a reference album.

You will find in these interpretations that Viennese flavour, that aristocratic elegance and refined panache so remarkable and distinguished.

Not to be missed.
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