Posts Tagged ‘Waltz’


Russian Waltz

December 23, 2010

by Maya

Snowy greetings from Central Europe! I just returned from my fabulous skiing holidays and spontaneously decided to write another post!

My boyfriend and I recently started attending dance classes and of course we are also learning how to dance the waltz. On this occasion I got reminded of my all-time favorite waltz: Dmitri Shostakovich’s Waltz No. 2 which is also known as the Russian Waltz. Somehow I prefer this one to the classic Viennese Waltz because it is darker and more dramatic. This piece was also chosen by Stanley Kubrick as the opening music for his last movie “Eyes Wide Shut”. Enjoy!