The Blue Danube Waltz

Easy piano versions of the famous piece by Johann Strauss II, "The Blue Danube Waltz".


The Blue Danube Waltz (BLU R1)
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Program Notes

The Blue Danube waltz in one of the most well-known pieces of classical music ever composed. The piece is elegant in its simplicity, flowing in four bar phrases that bounce with energy. This piece was composed by Johann Strauss II in 1866, and was originally give the German title An der schönen blauen Donau (“By the Beautiful Blue Danube”). The piece takes its title from a poem by the poet Karl Isidor Beck who was from Hungary, and wrote about the Danube River, which flows 1,189 miles through many countries, including Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Slovakia, Moldova, and the Ukraine.

This arrangement of The blue Danube Waltz for easy piano is a piano reduction, and is suitable for students who are just beginning their studies in harmony and sight reading.

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