Sibelius All waltzes are not created equal. Various members of the Strauss family churned out hundreds of short waltzes in 19th-century Vienna. But Jean Sibelius' Valse Triste is a concert waltz overlaid with Finnish sensibilities. Mariss Jansons conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.
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All waltzes are not created equal. Various members of the Strauss family churned out hundreds of short waltzes in 19th-century Vienna. But Jean Sibelius' Valse Triste is a concert waltz overlaid with Finnish sensibilities. Mariss Jansons conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.