Perhaps Johann Strauss’ most famous waltz, the “Blue Danube” was originally written for a male choir in Vienna. It became an instant hit when it was re-arranged for orchestra and played in Paris as part of an Austrian-French gala event during the Paris World Fair of 1867.

It was so successful that the printers could not keep up with the demand for the music score in the following weeks.

We talk about this in the upcoming TV special, “Strauss vs Strauss”.

For this version, “Blue Danube of Mine“, we went to Los Angeles and shot the video in the so-called “dry river” which has been featured in movies such as “Terminator” and “Grease”. Can you think of any other movies the river has been seen in?

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