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?