Donauwalzer

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The Donauwalzer (The Blue Danube) is a Viennese waltz composed by Johann Strauss the Younger in 1867.

The Blue Danube is frequently called the "unofficial hymn of Austria". It is one of the best-known and most frequently recorded Viennese waltzes and has become iconic, even outside Austria. The melody is used in countless advertisements and is part of the score of many films, most particularly 2001: A Space Odyssey and Goodbye Mr Chips.

It is an essential item in the program of the Vienna New Year's Concert though officially it is only the second of three encores.