• The Blue Danube waltzes for 150 years

    Posted on 17 February, 2017 by The Waltz in news, Waltz video.

    Rudy Giovannini & Strato Vani “Blaue Donau” par dm_50c4f8fca4a08 Johann Strauss classic Blue Danube celebrates anniversary in Vienna It’s a little anniversary that went by practically unnoticed. Johann Strauss Junior’s “Blue Danube” is 150 years old since February 15, 2017, as it had its first performance in 1867. The melody is perhaps the best-known waltz […]

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    The first Microsoft Windows Waltz

    Posted on 25 January, 2016 by The Waltz in Waltz video.

    Rainer Hersch puts the Windows theme to music British-German conductor and comedian Rainer Hersch is probably best known as a comic. But there is always a serious music edge to the laughs. In this video, he makes an attempt to upgrade the Windows theme (or the previous Windows theme; I can’t remember what Windows 10 […]

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  • Johann Strauss UK gala concerts

    Johann Strauss gala announces UK concert dates

    Posted on 7 September, 2015 by admin in Events.

    For over 40 years the Johann Strauss Gala has been entertaining UK audiences with its combination of timeless music, dancing and a splash of comedy. Presented by showman Rainer Hersch, The Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers have just announced a string of UK concerts for 2016. Classic Strauss interpretations Rainer will be conducting the Johann […]

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  • Nutty idea: using guns in the Blue Danube

    Posted on 15 July, 2015 by admin in news.

    Not much explanation needed for this one: a US gun club shot (no pun intended) a video of themselves practicing on Johann Strauss’ “Blue Danube”. What can I say? Or actually, what do you think?

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  • Rudy Giovannini announces dates for Koefele festival

    Posted on 11 February, 2015 by admin in Events.

    Rudy Giovannini singing Strauss with Strato-Vani during the TV special Johann Strauss à la Rudy Giovannini Italian tenor Rudy Giovannini, has announced the dates for the next Köfele festival in the South Tyrol, Italy June 5 to 6, 2015. This will be the 15th edition of the annual music event. Rudy Giovannini is an Italian […]

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  • Rudy Giovannini December 2014 dates

    Posted on 5 December, 2014 by admin in Events, Waltz video.

    Rudy Giovannini dates in December 2014 include some 18 shows, mostly in Germany but also in Belgium. Known for his interpretation of Strauss melodies, Giovannini is probably  one of the busiest singers in  the world. Many of these shows are his Christmas specials, but he usually includes Strauss songs in the repertoire as well. However, […]

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  • Johann Strauss Ensemble announce new concert dates

    Posted on 23 September, 2014 by admin in Events.

    On the 5th of October the Johann Strauss Ensemble starts a new concert cycle in cooperation with the Musiktheater Linz, Austria. Called “On the Wings of Song”, the cycle will showcase the international character of the theatre. At each concert, the musicians of the Johann Strauss Ensemble will invite one member of the opera Ensemble […]

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  • Censors to rate André Rieu concert show?

    Posted on 5 August, 2014 by admin in Waltz video.

    I can’t think this is going to be a problem, but thought it was funny enough to mention. Councillors in the British town of Wurkington will sit down soon and watch the video of André Rieu’s “King of the Waltz” concert soon – all two and half hours of it. The reason is simple: they […]

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  • Rudy Giovannini to headline Köfele festival

    Posted on 21 March, 2014 by admin in Events.

    Lovers of German folk music, Johann Strauss and schläger are preparing an annual trip to the  Köfele Festival in the South Tyrol, Italy. Laives (Liefer), the hometown of Rudy Giovannini will welcome him and other artists June 6 to 9, 2014. Many of his fan clubs from around Germany, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland will make […]

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  • Rudy Giovannini TV special on Austrian TV

    Posted on 2 January, 2014 by admin in Events.

    Austrian channel Melodie TV will be broadcasting the Rudy Giovannini TV special on “Viva Strauss” on Thursday January 2, 2013 at 8.15pm.  The show was recorded in Belgium with the full Strato-Vani Orchestra, showcasing the Italian singer’s version of classic Strauss melodies. Upon its release, the album “Viva Strauss” stayed for almost 6 months in […]

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