The Great Waltz
Undoubtedly waltz takes special place among all dances. Nowadays it’s impossible to imagine, but at the end of the 18th century the motions of waltz were considered indecent. Indignation concerning the fact that “sensual and obscene dance” waltz was included in the royal ball program was expressed by “The Times”. Nevertheless waltz rapidly became extremely popular, and in the 19th century became the main dance of all balls. Waltz began its great move from Vienna thanks to famous compositions by “waltz king” Johann Strauss the Son. It’s interesting to know that waltz has penetrated into “serious” music: into ballet, opera, then into symphony, and finally becomes separate concert form.
Fabio Mastrangelo graduated from Geneva Conservatory and Royal Academy of Music in London (class of M. Tipo). From 2001 to 2006 — Artistic Director of the Etoiles du Chateau de Chailly festival, France. As a guest conductor he worked with many orchestras from Canada, Italy, Japan, Russia, Hungary, Estonia, Finland, Romania, Latvia, Germany. Maestro is Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the «Saint Petersburg Camerata» State Hermitage Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra, Resident Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre and other music theatres of Russia.