Johann Strauss the son
In the XVII Austria was popular a pair of circular triple metre lendler. It got its name from the Austrian region Landll. In the early nineteenth century he moved from villages to cities in Austria and Germany. It began to dance at balls, and gradually he became well-known and beloved waltz.
Now two century lives and enjoys the constant love this fun, forever young dance. In Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, the peasants on the festive party fun swirled in pairs (hence the origin of the name of the German dance walzen - laminating). Gradually, the movement became more smooth, circular, leaving typical folk dance of jumping and pridobivanje. Born waltz.
At the turn of the XVIII and XIX century, the waltz has spread rapidly in many countries. First of all, the dance won the vein. Waltz composers Liner and Johann Strauss (father sounded in the Austrian capital everywhere. Waltzes as Johann Strauss II conquered not only the vein, but the whole world. Poetic, graceful, charming, free-flowing melodies, they captured the public hearing. They penetrated and operetta I. Strauss.
Johann Strauss. Waltz On the beautiful blue Danube"
Starting with "Invitation to the dance Weber, waltz came in the field of symphonic music. In Russia, a magnificent example of such a symphonic waltz was the "Waltz-Fantasia Glinka.
M. Glinka. "Waltz-Fantasia
Sounded in concerts and piano waltzes - Mephisto waltz Sheet, "sentimental waltz Tchaikovsky and, of course, numerous waltzes Chopin - the brilliant, bravura, the gentle and dreamy.
F. Chopin. Waltz No. 7 in C-sharp minor. Op.64, No. 2
In our time, loved waltzes Prokofiev - from the ballet "Cinderella" and the Opera "War and peace", Khachaturian waltz from the music to the drama of Lermontov's "Masquerade".
Aram Khachaturian. Waltz from the music to the drama of M. Lermontov's "Masquerade"