This popular waltz by Strauss appears on repertoires for White Star Line Orchestras (#115). It is one of the pieces that musicians on ships like the Titanic would be expected to know by heart. This recording from around 1912 features bass violins.
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Courtesy of the Edison Museum, Menlo Park, New Jersey (© 2002)
About Historic Recordings
Samples reflect the recording methods of the day. This Victor Talking Machine Company recording has been copied using an original 1910 Victor 11. No digital enhancement has been applied.
Metropolitan Opera House (1912) Programme for the Benefit Concert for the Families of the Victims of the Titanic. 29 April 1912
Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne eds. (1994) Oxford Dictionary of Music. Oxford University Press.
John P. Eaton, USA
Robert DiSogra, USA
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