A revolutionary approach to vienna’s most famous musical export: the waltz as you’ve never heard it before.

Dance as an expression of great social and musical change: Nikolaus Harnoncourt traces the rise of the waltz which accompanied the social revolutions of the 19th century and shows how its origins can be found in the dances of Mozart. In doing so, he introduces us to a radically new sound world far removed from the notions of waltz as easy entertainment - played on original instruments, among them ten different types of trumpet and five different kinds of clarinet, these works sparkle with a many-faceted and finely nuanced diversity of sound.

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