This piece is a delightful visit of the past with exciting runs and twists throughout! Traditional, yet fun! “The Blue Danube” is the common English title of “An der schönen blauen Donau“, by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866. It has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire. The specifically Viennese sentiment associated with Strauss’s melody has made it an unofficial “Austrian National Anthem”. The Solo Version would be appropriate to play at a string festival or recital.
-The 4 PART VIOLIN ARRANGEMENT includes the following 4 violin parts (Levels 7+, 5-6, 3-4 and 1-2), the piano accompaniment and score. The violin parts coincide with the Suzuki level books.
-The piece can also be played as a duet or trio. The duet or trio should include the Violin Level 3-4 part as it provides the melody line.
-Level 3-4 (VIOLA) and Level 1-2 (VIOLA) parts are available and can be purchased separately.
-A REHEARSAL TRACK with all 4 violins playing, piano acc. and additional instrumentation is available and can be purchased separately. The Rehearsal Track helps students learn the piece quickly. This is an exciting addition to practice with or to use in a teacher’s studio.
–A MINUS TRACK with piano accompaniment is available and can be purchased separately. The Minus Track includes the piano part and additional instrumentation to enhance the accompaniment. This is an exciting addition to practice with or use in a teacher’s studio. The Minus Track could be used in place of an accompanist and will enhance any performance.
-A SOLO version with piano accompaniment (Advanced, Intermediate Advanced and Intermediate levels) is available on the SHOP page, CONTEMPORARY or CLASSICAL, BLUE DANUBE WALTZ, SOLO. The Solo Version would be appropriate to play at a string festival or recital.
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