Danube Blue


The original key of "Danube Blue" by Johann Strauss is A major. The waltz, composed in 1867, has become one of the most famous classical compositions in the world. It is often associated with Vienna and the New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The melody is characterized by its lively and sweeping rhythms, evoking a sense of elegance and grace. Strauss, known as the Waltz King, was an Austrian composer and conductor, whose works greatly influenced the Viennese musical scene of the 19th century. A curious fact about "Danube Blue" is that the title was originally "An der schönen blauen Donau" which translates to "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" in English.