Waltz

The term 'Waltz' refers both to a traditional Austrian dance in triple time, and to the musical form which accompanies it. The waltz is almost always written in a 3/4 signature, using a harmonic rhythm of a chord per measure, with the root of the chord being played in the first beat and the remaining notes as a block on the second and third. Though notable composers had written waltzes as early as the late 18th century, they were mostly intended as dance accompaniment. The adoption of the waltz as an artistic form intended for listening only is probably marked by Chopin's sets of waltzes for piano solo. Since then, a great number of important composers have written waltzes, even outside the German sphere (for example, Maurice Ravel's 'Valses nobles et sentimentales'). Waltzes are usually considered light music, not suitable for heavily dramatic purposes.

Composers

Adam Darr Adhemar Decq Adolf Frey Adolphé Abig Adolphe David Adolphe Deslandres Agustin Barrios Mangore Ákos Buttykay Alba Rosa Viëtor Alberto Agrati Aleksandr Glazunov Alexander Scriabin Alexis Contant Alfonso Broqua Alfred Quidant Alfredo Barili Allen Dodworth Alphons Czibulka Amilcare Zanella Amy Marcy Beach Amy Woodforde-Finden Anatoly Lyadov Angelo Bottagisio Anthony J. Davis Antonín Dvořák Arthur Adams Arthur Battelle Whiting August Cahnbley Augusta Browne Auguste Cœdès Auguste Durand Baron de Coriolis Bedřich Smetana Blas María de Colomer C. A. Aadler C. A. Adler C. Albrecht Camille Saint-Saëns Carl Banck Carl Bohm Carl Chesneau Carl Czerny Carl Faust Carl Gottlieb Reissiger Carl Heinrich Weber Carl Maria von Weber Carl Tausig Catharinus Elling Cécile Chaminade César A. de Casella César Cui Charles Zeuner Charles Ancliffe Charles Balmer Charles d' Albert Charles Dupee Blake Charles E. Whiting Charles Eulenstein Charles F. Blandner Charles le Corbeiller Charles Mayer Charles Samuel Bovy-Lysberg Charles T. F Frey Charles Wels Charles-Marie Widor Charley Baker Christoph Bach Claude Debussy Clifton Worsley Corsin Louis-Joseph Dámaso Zabalza David Braham Dionisio Aguado y García E. B. Bacon E. Franklin Adams Édouard Broustet Édouard Cazaneuve Edouard Chavagnat Édouard Deransart Édouard Wolff Edward L. Walker Edward Wittich Ellis Daly Emanuel de Beaupuis Emile Dunkler Émile Forgues Émile Pessard Émile Waldteufel Emīls Dārziņš Emmanuel Chabrier Engelbert Humperdinck Enrique Granados Erik Satie Erika Bodom Ernest Austin Ernesto Becucci Ernesto Nazareth Étienne Arnaud Eugen d' Albert Eugène Damaré Eugène-Joseph Courjon Euphemia Allen F. E. Vanderbeck Fanny Hensel Felix Blumenfeld Ferdinand Beyer Ferdinand Quentin Dulcken Fernando Sor Ferruccio Busoni Florent Schmitt Florenz Ziegfeld Francesco Molino Francis Chassaigne Francis Henry Brown Francisco Tárrega François Combelle
Franz Behr Franz Berwald Franz Doppler Franz Liszt Franz Schubert Franz von Vecsey Frédéric Chopin Frederick Brandeis Frederick Shepherd Converse Friedrich Baumfelder Friedrich Burgmüller Friedrich Dotzauer Friedrich Kuhlau Friedrich Zikoff Gabriel Pierné Gabriel Verdalle Gaetano Corticelli Gaston Salvayre Gatien Marcailhou George Barker of Boston George Felix Benkert George Frederick Bristow George Hendrik Witte George Schleiffarth Georges Bachmann Georgy Catoire Germain Chevallier Goby Eberhardt Gustav Blessner Gustave Cornisset H. Augustus Pond Hans von Aufsess Hans von Bülow Hector Berlioz Heinrich von Herzogenberg Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Hélène Ciolacou Henri Cellot Henri Cramer Henri Dallier Henriette Blanke-Belcher Henrique Oswald Henry A. Allen Henry Bollman Henry Rohbock Henry Woollett Hermann Adolf Wollenhaupt Howard Chamberlain Ignaz Brüll Ignaz Moscheles Irene Audain Isaac Albéniz J. Haydn Waud Jacob Kunkel Jacques Bosch Jacques Ibert Jakob Zeugheer James Bellak James Edmond Farrow Jāzeps Vītols Jean Aimé Vernier Jean-Baptiste Arban Jean-Baptiste Faure Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin Jeanne Danglas Jesús Castillo Joachim Andersen Joachim Raff Joaquim Casimiro Jr. Joaquín Espín y Guillén Johann Decker-Schenk Johann Nepomuk Hummel Johann Strauss Jr Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda Johannes Brahms John Baietti John Field John Goldthwait Adams John Valentine Eppel John Wiegand John-Henri Croisier José Balart José Comellas José de Cor-de-Lass José Ferrer Joseph Ascher Joseph Lanner Joseph Woelfl József Bloch Juan Alais Juan Pedro Esnaola Jules Cazenaud Jules Cordin Jules Daniel Jules Egghard Jules Massenet Julián Arcas Julián Santos Carrión Julio Salvador Sagreras Julius Cyriax Juliusz Zarębski Justin Clérice Juventino Rosas Karl Adolf Lorenz Karl Anton Florian Eckert Karl Michael Ziehrer Karol Szymanowski Konstantin Antipov Kostia Konstantinoff L. Thayer Chadwick Léon Boëllmann Léon Delahaye Léon Dufils Léon Waldteufel Leopold Welleba Lionel A. Alexander
Louis Aubert Louis Charles Elson Louis Cramer Louis de Croze Louis Diémer Louis Eller Louis Gobbaerts Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély Louis Moreau Gottschalk Louis Sauter Louis Spohr Louis Wallis Louis-Julien Clarchies Lucien Durand Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig Wilhelm Tepper von Ferguson Luigi Arditi M. Aledo M. Aspinall M. P. Alexander Maarten Smit Marcelo Boasso Marco Enrico Bossi Marguerite Casalonga Marie de Cournand Marie-Thérèse de Corvaïa Marius Boullard Mary Anne Roper Wragg Mary E. Walsh Matteo Carcassi Maurice Ravel Mauro Giuliani Max Reger Mel Bonis Michael Zadora Michał Bergson Mikhail Azanchevsky Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Mily Balakirev Moritz Moszkowski Napoleón Coste Niccolò Paganini Nicolai von Wilm Nicolò Celega Nikolay Amani Nikolay Artsybushev Octave Crémieux Oscar Fetrás Paul Bahr Paul Bernard Paul Chabeaux Paul Colberg Paul Decourcelle Paul Juon Paul Wachs Peter Cavallo Philip Mathias Wolsieffer Philipp Fahrbach Jr. Philippe Courras Pietro Codini Pietro Pettoletti Procida Bucalossi Prosper Coinquet Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Rafael Cebreros Raoul Dubuisseaux Reynaldo Hahn Ricardo Castro Ricardo Ferreira De Carvalho Riccardo Drigo Richard Eilenberg Richard Kram Richard Wagner Robert Fuchs Roderich Bass Rogelio Villar Rudolf Bial Rudolfus Adam Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Saverio Mercadante Scott Joplin Selim Palmgren Sergei Prokofiev Sergey Vasilenko Sigfrid Karg-Elert Sigismond Thalberg Sigizmund Zaremba Stanislas Verroust Stephane Ansons Stephen Foster Stephen Heller Sydney Baynes Teresa Carreño Theodor Kullak Théodore Dubois Thomas Aptommas Thomas Baker Thomas Edward Bulch Thomas Payne Westendorf Thomas Philando Ryder Tito Mattei Tomás Damas V. Abrahams Victor Champion Victor Herbert Vincent d' Indy Vincenzo Amici W. M. Akhurst Wilhelm Fitzenhagen Will. H. Veith William André William Dressler William Vincent Wallace Xaver Scharwenka Zequinha Abreu