Strauss Overture to Die Fledermaus
Tchaikovsky Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite
Strauss The Blue Danube Waltz
Tchaikovsky’s elegant Nutcracker Suite leads on from Brahms’ serious Hungarian Dance No. 5, before Johann Strauss II introduces us to the boundless exuberance of the Polish March in his Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka.
In the concert’s penultimate work, Tchaikovsky transports the evening to the magical halls of snowy Tsarist Russia with a regal waltz from his ballet The Sleeping Beauty. The evening reaches its climax with the famous Blue Danube Waltz, not only proving the crowning jewel of a fabulous night’s worth of music, but the coronation of Johann Strauss II as the master of the Viennese waltz.
Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)