Tchaikovsky’s elegant Nutcracker Suite leads on from Brahms’
serious Hungarian Dance No.5, before Strauss II introduces us to the
boundless exuberance of the Polish March in his Trisch-Trasch 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 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.Programme to
include:Strauss – Die Fledermaus OvertureStrauss – Trisch-trasch
polkaTchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty WaltzBrahms – Hungarian Dance No.
5Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker SuiteStrauss – Blue Danube