Sheet Music: Kaiser-Walzer

Alternate titlesEmperor Waltz
Opus numberOp. 437
ComposerJohann Strauss II (1825–1899)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
Time signature3/4
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2013-06-17
Last updated2013-06-17
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Monday 17 June 2013

Tune of the Day: The Emperor Waltz

by Johann Strauss II, transcribed for solo flute

Johann Strauss II composed the Kaiser-Walzer in 1889. The waltz was originally titled “Hand in Hand”, and was intended as a toast made in August of that year by Austrian emperor Franz Josef on the occasion of his visit to the German Kaiser Wilhelm II where it was symbolic as a ”toast of friendship” extended by Austria to Germany. Strauss' publisher, Fritz Simrock, suggested the title Kaiser-Walzer since the title could allude to either monarch, and thus satisfy the vanity of both rulers.