Strauss: The King of Three-Quarter Time
Composers' Specials Series
approx. 50 min.
For ages 6 - 12
Set in 1868, this is the tale of Johann Strauss, Jr., the darling of waltzing Vienna, who is haunted by the constant pressure to outdo himself with each new composition. Strauss meets Nicholas, a humble stable boy who fears his brutal stepfather, and they find in one another a piece of life's emotional puzzle, discovering the healing bond of trust and embarking on a collaboration that will be music to the world's ears.
Music featured: Emperor Waltz, Roses from the South, New Pizzicato Polka, Vienna Blood, On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Tales from the Vienna Woods.
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