December 9, 1837 is the birthday of Émile Waldteufel, the French pianist and composer of the Romantic era
December 9, 1837 is the birthday of Émile Waldteufel, the French pianist and composer of the Romantic era. The contemporaries called him "the French king of waltz". Waldteufel was the author of many amazing waltzes that competed with the waltzes of Johann Strauss Jr. and were performed on every dance floor in Europe and the USA.
The recordings of the works by Émile Waldteufel are stored in the Museum Collection. You can hear his most famous works recorded on paper music rolls of the leading manufacturers. Welte Mignon is represented by three compositions - pianist M. Dubois performs the waltz “My Dream”, opus 151, Eugenie Adam Bernard - waltz “Sirens”, opus 154 and dance gallop, opus 146. Muriel Pollock performs the most famous waltz “Skaters”, opus 183, on the piano Duo-Art Steinway Pianola Piano. The Waltz “Sirens”, opus 154 is in another interpretation, recorded on the paper music roll for the Orchestrion Konzërt-Phonolist made by Hupfeld, Ludwig, A.G.
We are presenting the musical selection dedicated the birthday of Émile Waldteufel.
The biography of Émile Waldteufel is in the section “Authors”.