This year’s sparkling concert music by the King of Waltzis spiced up with a sprinkling of Hungarian flavour as the waltzes, marches and polkas of  Johann Strauss and family are cleverly juxtaposed with the Hungarian Dances and Rhapsodies of Brahms and Liszt. Rising young maestro Gergely Madaras studied composition in Budapest and conducting in Vienna. So who better as conductor and informative guide for this musical tour of both capital cities.

Music includes the Fledermaus OvertureThunder and Lightning Polka, Cuckoo PolkaGold and Silver Waltz and, of course, The Blue Danube!

Works and composers

J Strauss II Die Fledermaus Overture
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies
Lehar Gold and Silver Waltz
J Strauss II Pizzicato Polka
Brahms Hungarian Dances
J Stauss I Radetzky March
J Strauss II The Emperor Waltz
J Strauss II Thunder and Lightning Polka
J Strauss II The Blue Danube