- Composer: Johann Strauss
- Arranger: Anton Weeren
- Instrumentation: Concert Band
- Duration: Ca. 12 min.
- Difficulty: Grade 4
The Kaiser Walzer (Emperor Waltz) Opus 437, composed by Johann Strauss II, was written in 1889. This famous monumental waltz was originally called “Hand in Hand” and was intended as a toast of friendship made in August 1889 by the Austrian Emperor Frans Joseph I, on the occasion of his visit to the German Emperor Wilhelm II. On the publisher’s advice, Strauss called this work the “Kaiser Walzer” (Emperor Waltz) to refer to the two rulers and to satisfy the vanity of both emperors.
Watch here: Kaiser Walzer CB – Example