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Waltz Category (or Waltz form)
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A Waltz is music in 3/4 time with light tuneful melodies, and simple chordal lower parts with the first beat heavily accented. It is primarily a dance form, still popular in the ballroom, but has been adapted for the concert hall in many famous classical works. It originates from Austrian and German country dances or Landler, from the mid 1700s.

It can be argued that the waltz is a more lively descendent of an older dance form, the stately minuet, which was also in 3/4 time. In the classical period, both Mozart and Beethoven wrote some Landler, or country dances, which sound pretty much like waltzes. In the romantic period, Chopin is especially famous for his lyrical and elaborate piano waltzes.

 Johann Strauss is the most famous composer to have specialized in writing waltzes, such as the Blue Danube, and Tales of the Vienna Woods. His beloved city of Vienna is considered the waltz capital of the world.


Tunes belonging to the Waltz category. Audio is available for 51 tunes for this category.
  
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No.Name of WorkComposerEnsemblePeriod
1 AlwaysBerlinRhythm ComboPopular Modern
2 Artist's Life Waltz, Op 316Strauss-Johann2OrchestraRomantic
3 Belle of the BallAndersonOrchestraPopular Modern
4 Blue Danube waltz Op 314Strauss-Johann2OrchestraRomantic
5 Blue Skies - WaltzGomersallOrchestraRomantic
6 CharmaineVariousPops OrchestraPopular Modern
7 Emperor Waltz Op 437 (Kaiser Walzer)Strauss-Johann2OrchestraRomantic
8 German Dances (Deutsche Tanze)HaydnOrchestraClassical
9 Gold and Silver WaltzLehárOrchestraRomantic
10 Invitation to the Dance (Aufforderung zum Tanz)WeberSoloRomantic
11 La ValseRavelOrchestraImpressionist
12 Liebslieder Waltz No.6BrahmsOther EnsemblesRomantic
13 Morgenblatter waltzStrauss-Johann2OrchestraRomantic
14 Que Sera, SeraVariousPops OrchestraPopular Modern
15 Roses from the South, Op 388Strauss-Johann2DuetRomantic
16 Skaters' Waltz "Die Schlittschuhläufer" (Les Patineurs)WaldteufelOrchestraRomantic
17 Sunshine WaltzesGomersallOrchestraModern (Serious)
18 Tales from the Vienna Woods - Waltz Op 325Strauss-Johann2OrchestraRomantic
19 Thousand and One Nights WaltzStrauss-Johann2OrchestraRomantic
20 Valse Brillante in Ab Op 34 No.1ChopinSoloRomantic
21 Valse in EbDurandSoloRomantic
22 Vienna Blood Waltz Op 354Strauss-Johann2OrchestraRomantic
23 Voices Of Spring Waltz, Op 410Strauss-Johann2OrchestraRomantic
24 Waltz from Der RosenkavalierStrauss-RichardDuetRomantic
25 Waltz from masqueradeKhachaturianOrchestraModern (Serious)
26 Waltz in A minor for pianoGriegSoloRomantic
27 Waltz in Ab for pianoBrahmsSoloRomantic
28 Waltz in Eb Grande Valse Brillante.ChopinSoloRomantic
29 Waltz in Gb Op 70 No.1ChopinSoloRomantic
30 Waltz No.10 in B minorChopinSoloRomantic
31 Waltz No.2 from Suite for Variety Orchestra.ShostakovichPops OrchestraModern (Serious)
32 Waltz No.3 in A minor Op.34 No.2ChopinSoloRomantic
33 Waltz No.6 in Db "Minute Waltz"ChopinSoloRomantic
34 Waltz No.7 in C# minorChopinSoloRomantic
35 Waltz, Op. 34, No.3 in FChopinSoloRomantic
36 Waltz, Op. 42 in A-flatChopinSoloRomantic
37 Waltz, Op. 64, No.3 in A-flatChopinSoloRomantic
38 Waltz, Op. 69, No.1 in A-flatChopinSoloRomantic
39 Waltz, Op. 70, No.2 in F minorChopinSoloRomantic
40 Waltz, Op. 70, No.3 in D-flatChopinSoloRomantic
41 Waltz, Op. Posth. in E minorChopinSoloRomantic
42 Waltzes - from 36 Original Dances D365SchubertSoloClassical
43 Wine Women and Song - Waltz Op 333Strauss-Johann2OrchestraRomantic
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