A Night in Vienna (Concert and Ballroom Event)

A Night in Vienna is a festive concert event with 19th-century ballroom dance at the Vienna Hofburg.
The event recreates the beauty and atmosphere of the ballroom performances of 19th-century Vienna.
In the wonderful setting of the Hofburg in Vienna the period instrument orchestra Wiener Akademie plays Strauss Family and Joseph Lanner favorites including "Blue Danube Waltz", "Tritsch Tratsch Polka" and the "Radetzky March".
With Lesley Garrett and music introductions by David Charles Abell and Chris Tudor.


00:00:00 A Night in Vienna - Introduction
00:02:21 Joseph Lanner - Bankett-Polonaise, Op. 135 (Banquet Polonaise)
00:07:40 Johann Strauss - Loreley-Rhein-Klänge, Waltz, Op. 154
00:14:32 Johann Strauss II - Annen-Polka, Op. 117
00:18:59 Johann Strauss - Cachucha Gallop, Op. 97
00:21:21 Johann Strauss II - Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437
00:35:56 Johann Strauss II - "So elend und so treu is keiner auf Erden" from The Gypsy Baron (Lesley Garrett)
00:40:26 Johann Strauss II - "Ein Gstanzl vom Tanzl" / "A ditty about dancing" (Lesley Garrett)
00:42:33 Johann Strauss II - Sinngedichte, Op. 1
00:51:07 Johann Strauss - Die Libelle, Polka Mazur, Op. 204
00:55:58 Joseph Lanner - Die Schönbrunner, Waltz, Op. 200
01:03:48 Josef Strauss - Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb' und Lust 
01:11:59 Johann Strauss II - Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
01:14:52 Johann Strauss II - An der schönen, blauen Donau, Waltz, Op. 314
01:24:54 Johann Strauss - Radetzky March 

Orchestra Wiener Akademie
Alfred Eschwé - conductor
David Charles Abell - conductor
Master's Wiener Walzer Tanz Ensemble
Lesley Garrett - soprano (soloist)

About "A Night in Vienna"

Formerly the residence of the Habsburg rulers, the Vienna Hofburg contains the state and residential apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth.
The featured Soloist is the opera diva Lesley Garrett, Britain's most popular soprano.
The spirit of the Strauss era is best illustrated by actual waltzing dancers.
"A Night in Vienna" features dance performances in historical costumes and a beautiful setting that takes you back to old Vienna.

Charles Abell - speaker, associate producer
Chris Tudor - speaker, movement director
David Amphlett - director
Paul Smaczny, Günter Atteln - producers
Fiona Morris, David Jackson - executive producers for BBC

2005-10-01, EuroArts Music