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Victor Herbert makes a couple of appearances in Part 2 of the article.

I consider the Herbert's Fledermaus such an important document that I 
ventured to compare it with other performances with the implied or actual 
imprimatur of the Strauss family tradition.  It's not part of the article 
but gives the Herbert reading extra weight in a tradition yet to truly make 
its way from the dance floor into symphonic movements in three written 
contemporaneously with the Viennese waltz craze, especially Brahms.

Steve Smolian


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From: "Don Tait" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 6:03 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] The waltz (was Which U.S. orchestra recorded first and 
Arthur Fiedler)


>  Mike Richter wrote that Steve Smolian had written that "Stock" claimed he
> had spent time in Vienna learning how to perform the waltz, but had 
> flunked.
>
>  Does that mean Frederick Stock? And where did Steve write that? I don't
> recall it from the CRC article that was the topic of discussion, but I 
> should
> have re-read it to make sure before writing this.
>
>  That said, I must say that Stock's CSO recordings of Strauss lead me to
> agree with Steve. Both the acoustical and electrical ones.
>
>  Don Tait
>
>
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