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Its initial performance Baila Para Mi - Various - Monstruo Total considered only a mild success,  however, and Strauss is reputed to have said, "The devil take the waltz, my only regret is for the coda —I wish that had been a success! After the original music was written, the words were added by the Choral Association's poet, Joseph Weyl.
An alternate text was written by Franz von Gernerth" Donau so blau " Danube so blue. The work commences with an extended introduction in the key of A major with shimmering tremolo violins and a horn spelling out the familiar waltz theme, answered by staccato wind chords, in a subdued mood. It rises briefly into a loud passage but quickly dies down into the same restful nature of the opening bars. A contrasting and quick phrase in D major anticipates the waltz before three quiet downward-moving bass notes "usher in" the first principal waltz melody.
The first waltz theme is a familiar gently rising triad motif played by cellos and horns in the tonic D majoraccompanied by the harp ; the Viennese waltz beat is accentuated at the end of each 3-note phrase. The Waltz 1A triumphantly ends its rounds of the motif, and waltz 1B follows in the same key; the genial mood is still apparent.
Waltz 2A glides in quietly still in D major before a short contrasting middle section in B-flat major. The entire section is repeated. A more dour waltz 3A is introduced in G Johann Strauss* : The Danube Strings - Original Johann Strauss Waltzes before a fleeting eighth-note melodic Vampire Room - Green Dutch - Beyond Jade waltz 3B.
A loud Intrada introduction in Gm is then played. Waltz 4A starts off in a romantic mood it is in F major before a more joyous waltz 4B in the same key. After another short Intrada in Acadencing in F-sharp minorsonorous clarinets spell out the poignant melody of waltz 5A in A.
Waltz 5B is the climax, punctuated by cymbal crashes. Each of these may be repeated at the discretion of the performer. The Love Letters In The Sand - Al Martino - His Twenty Greatest Hits recalls earlier sections 3A and Coldwater Morning - Richard Barnes - Coldwater Morning before furious chords usher in a recap of the romantic Waltz 4A.
The idyll is cut short as the waltz hurries back to the famous waltz theme 1A again. This statement is also cut short, however, by Johann Strauss* : The Danube Strings - Original Johann Strauss Waltzes final codetta: a variation of 1A is presented, connecting to a rushing eighth-note passage in the final few bars: repeated tonic chords underlined by a snare drum roll and a bright-sounding flourish.
A typical performance lasts around 10 minutes, with the seven-minute main piece, followed by a three-minute coda. The Beautiful Blue Danube was first written as a song for a carnival choir for bass and tenorwith rather satirical lyrics Austria having just lost the war with Prussia. Later Franz von Gernerth wrote new, more "official-sounding" lyrics: . Drum schon in alter Zeit ward dir manch' Lied geweiht; und mit dem hellsten Klang preist immer auf's Neu' dich unser Sang.
Halt' an deine Fluten bei Wien, es liebt dich ja so sehr! Du findest, wohin du magst zieh'n, ein zweites Wien nicht mehr! Hier quillt aus voller Brust der Zauber heit'rer Lust, und treuer, deutscher Sinn streut aus seine Saat von hier weithin.
Nun fahren dahin sie in seliger Ruh', O Schifflein, far' immer nur zu! Danube so blue, so bright and blue, through vale and field you flow so calm, our Vienna greets you, your silver stream through all the lands you merry the heart with your beautiful shores.
Far from the Black Forest you hurry to the sea giving your blessing to everything. Eastward you flow, welcoming your brothers, A picture of peace for all time! Old castles looking down from high, greet you smiling from their steep and craggy hilltops, and the mountains' vistas mirror in your dancing waves.
The mermaids from the riverbed, whispering as you flow by, are heard by everything under Johann Strauss* : The Danube Strings - Original Johann Strauss Waltzes blue sky above. The noise of your passing is a song from old times and with the brightest sounds your song leads you ever on. Stop your tides at Vienna, it loves you so much! Whenever you might look Another Vienna you will find nowhere! Here pours a full chest the charms of happy wishes, and heartfelt German wishes are flown away on your waters.
You know very well your brother, the Rhine, on its banks grows a magnificent wine, there is also, day and night, the fixed and faithful watch. But envy him not those heavenly gifts by you, too, many blessings stream down and the brave hand protects our homeland!
Therefore let us be united, joined brothers, in strong ranks, happy even in troubled times; Brave, when danger threatens us, Home on the Danube beach, are our hearts bound, To thee for all time Good and blood are consecrated! The boat travels on the waves so softly, quiet is the night, love watching only the sailor whispers in the lover's ear, that his Two-Way Mirror (Instrumental) - Doomsquad - Pageantry Suite long ago she owned.
O Heaven, have mercy on the loving couple, protect them from danger there forever! Now they pass on in blissful repose, Boat, sail always on! Young blood fresh courage, O how happy, it unites laughter! Love and passion fills the breast — it's the greatest in the world. Now sing a cheerful and blessed song, the jubilation as the air permeates echoed loudly by the heart and tie a band around us.
Free and faithful in song and deed, Bring a height to Vienna city bought it on the new full glory and conquered with force. And in conclusion brings even a greeting to our love of the beautiful Danube River. Whatever the day may bring us, Loyalty and unity is to protect us all the time!
The specifically Viennese sentiment associated with Strauss's melody has made it an unofficial Austrian national anthem. After a leap from humanity's prehistoric past to its spacefaring future, the first two-thirds of The Blue Danube are heard Johann Strauss* : The Danube Strings - Original Johann Strauss Waltzes a space plane approaches and docks with a space station ; it concludes while another spacecraft travels from the station to the Moon.
The piece is then reprised over the film's closing credits. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Blue Danube disambiguation. The Blue Danube. Excerpt Courtesy of Musopen. Woodwinds 2 Flutes Fl. Retrieved 29 September New York: Atlantic Monthly Press. Brahms: His Life and Work. New York: Geiringer Press.
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