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"A veritable musical metaphor for the suicide of Europe that was the Great War, both apotheosis and apocalypse. We also hear evocations of Schubert, Liszt, Mahler and Kreisler, all imbued with a kind of nostalgia that belongs only to this mythical city." - Aurélien Pontier Dedicated to the last years of Imperial Vienna, which gave rise to an artistic effervescence unique in European history. The program opens with a piano transcription of Strauss's Die Fledermaus and ends with Ravel's La Valse.
"A veritable musical metaphor for the suicide of Europe that was the Great War, both apotheosis and apocalypse. We also hear evocations of Schubert, Liszt, Mahler and Kreisler, all imbued with a kind of nostalgia that belongs only to this mythical city." - Aurélien Pontier Dedicated to the last years of Imperial Vienna, which gave rise to an artistic effervescence unique in European history. The program opens with a piano transcription of Strauss's Die Fledermaus and ends with Ravel's La Valse.
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Vienna: Joyful Apocalypse
Artist: Aurélien Pontier
Format: CD
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1. Soirée de Vienne, Op. 56 (Paraphrase on Waltz Motives from Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus)
2. Triakontameron, Vol. 3: No. 11, Alt Wien
3. 3 Bearbeitungen Nach Motiven Von Johann Strauss, Op. 9: No. 2, Pizzicato-Polka
4. Polka de w. R. (After Behr's la Rieuse, Op. 303)
5. 6 Pieces, Op. 51: No. 6, Valse Sentimentale
6. Valse-Scherzo, Op. 7
7. 3 Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen: No. 2, Liebesleid (Arr. Rachmaninov for Piano)
8. An Die Musik, Op. 88 No. 4, D. 547 (Arr. Pontier for Piano)
9. 12 Waltzes, Op. 18, D. 145: No. 6 in B minor
10. Waltz in G-Flat Major, D. Anh. I/14 "Kupelwieser-Walzer" (Transcr. R. Strauss)
11. Arabesken Über "An Der Schönen Blauen Donau" (After Johann Strauss' Op. 314)
12. 4 Valses Oubliées, S. 215: No. 2 in A-Flat Major
13. Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp minor: IV. Adagietto (Arr. Pontier for Piano)
14. 6 Kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19: No. 6, Sehr Langsam
15. La Valse, M. 72B

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"A veritable musical metaphor for the suicide of Europe that was the Great War, both apotheosis and apocalypse. We also hear evocations of Schubert, Liszt, Mahler and Kreisler, all imbued with a kind of nostalgia that belongs only to this mythical city." - Aurélien Pontier Dedicated to the last years of Imperial Vienna, which gave rise to an artistic effervescence unique in European history. The program opens with a piano transcription of Strauss's Die Fledermaus and ends with Ravel's La Valse.
        
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