Top 10 Classical Music WaltzesMetal_Treasure I was surprised there was no list about it. In general, there aren't many lists about Classical Music on this site.
Waltz is usually in 3/4 time, aka waltz time signature (1-2-3). It's a very graceful time signature, so is the ballroom dance.
Vienna, Austria, is world's capital city of this subgenre. But Russian composers wrote excellent waltzes as well.
Johann Strauss II (Austrian) and Tchaikovsky (Russian) stand out.
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Written by the “waltz king” - Johann Strauss II - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
A waltz from Nutcracker - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
Part of it was used as an intro to a speed metal song - Majesty by Blind Guardian. Ha! - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
It has Vienna in its title and I guess it's very popular in Vienna - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
Ion Ivanovici was a Romanian military band leader and composer born in Timișoara, then in Austrian Empire, which explains why he wrote waltzes. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
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2. Waltz of the Flowers - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
3. On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314 - Johann Strauss II