Eilenberg: Waltzes Polkas, and Marches



The West German RSO in Cologne, under its conductor Christian Simonis,  treats us to the foot-tapping music of Richard Eilenberg (1848-1927.)  This once extremely popular composer was a trailblazer in salon and entertainment music, and his character pieces remained well-known favorites for decades. This CD opens with the galop Cürassier Attaque and ends with a piece that constantly delights listeners, his ever-popular St. Petersburg Sleigh Ride. Fifteen tuneful selections in all; this is music to lighten the heart! 

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