I know it's a bit out of season, but having listened to some Viennese New Year concerts recordings recently, I though it would be fun to try to write a galop in that style. So here is my effort, quick and short. Alas I haven't the VPO at my disposal, but the GPO is standing in at short notice!
I don't know about that - I actually preferred this to a lot of the New Year's Day fare. I find Strauss, in particular, horribly predictable, whereas this threw up surprises at just the right moments. Wonderful stuff.
David, Pingu, Randy and Jon - thanks for those great comments which I find very encouraging.
I was lucky enough to attend the VPO Vienna New Year concert for 2005 with Lorin Mazel, and stiull have some of those Strauss works ringing in my ears!
One of my ambitions is to write a good waltz in that style, but have to work up the right combination of inspiration/perspiration!