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ONE, TWO, THREE! – The “Waltz Factory” Strauss & Sons

9954

Synopsis

Johann Strauss’ waltz “On the Beautiful Blue Danube” is considered Austria’s secret national anthem. First performed 150 years ago in Vienna, the composition from the Strauss “waltz factory” became an instant worldwide hit. The film by Eric Schulz looks behind the scenes of the “waltz factory” of the Strauss family. Historic film footage is combined with waltz impressions from Vienna’s Musikverein and an unusual collection of mobile phone selfie-videos: for the first time, every musician in the orchestra filmed themselves during the performance. The “Donauwalzer” as the world’s first “orchestra selfie” – like the entire documentary itself – creates astonishing new perspectives on one of the world’s most popular musical traditions.

Additional Info

  • No: 9954
  • Production year: 2017
  • Run time: 01:07:00
  • Director: A film by Eric Schulz
  • Producers: SERVUS TV
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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