This year’s sparkling concert music by the King of Waltz is 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 Overture, Thunder and Lightning Polka, Cuckoo Polka, Gold and Silver Waltz and, of course, The Blue Danube!

Works and composers

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