Memories – HAUSER, Waltz No. 2

HAUSER the famous cellist…. Waltz No. 2 was written by Dmitri Shostakovich, a Soviet-era Russian composer and pianist. This Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2 was written in 1938 for the newly founded State Jazz Orchestra of Victor Knushevitsky, and was premiered on 28 November 1938 in Moscow (Moscow Radio) by the State Jazz Orchestra.

When Shostakovich began piano lessons at the age of nine it was clear he had musical talent. He was one of the major composers of the 20th century.

After reading Dave’s post, ”Child’s Play,” on Life In A Word, I was inspired to listen to Hauser play Waltz No. 2 on YouTube. Thanks, Dave. I hope you all enjoy it too.

Have an enjoyable weekend everyone!

3 thoughts on “Memories – HAUSER, Waltz No. 2

  1. I know the music of Shostakovich but I’ve never heard of Sjtepan Hauser. The waltz is beautiful, and played in a stunning setting (Croatia?). Hauser’s expressions are entertaining – flirting with the ladies in the front row, no doubt – but I’m more impressed with his ability to focus on his music while staring out into the audience. Thanks for sharing.

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