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Help finding the name of the Viennese Waltz

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Help finding the name of the Viennese Waltz   Tuesday, September 28, 2004 (9:15 a.m.) 

There is a Viennese Waltz playing while Oskar dances with his
> wife (with his eye on another girl all the while). It sounds like Strauss,
> although I'm not sure, and was arranged for the film by Angela Morley. But
> at this point, I hit a brick cyberwall with research. Can anyone identify
> this beautiful piece?


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Re: Help finding the name of the Viennese Waltz   Wednesday, September 29, 2004 (11:14 a.m.) 

> There is a Viennese Waltz playing while Oskar dances with his
For nearly 10 years I`m looking for the name of this song, but nobody really nobody could help me ! Now I gonna buy me the dvd. Perhaps I`ll find it there at the end. So you can also do so. Good luck !

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Re: Help finding the name of the Viennese Waltz   Friday, October 8, 2004 (10:04 a.m.) 

The name of the song is "Por Una Cabeza" and is by Carlos Gardel. It is also used in true lies but it is not on that soundtrack either. I found it on amazon under a tango collection cd.
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Re: Help finding the name of the Viennese Waltz   Sunday, February 13, 2005 (12:27 p.m.) 

The movie scent of a woman features this song as well when Al dances in the restaraunt.

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Re: Help finding the name of the Viennese Waltz   Wednesday, October 13, 2004 (6:00 a.m.) 

Actually, I believe the piece you are refering to is 'Gloomy Sunday'. I also have been looking for it for years, and just found it recently. And actually it's most famous as a Billie Holiday hit, but it plays like a waltz when done by a classical ensamble. You could search online for CDs that have it, You could find a lot of Holiday versions, but they all have lyrics.
I believe it's also known as 'The Hungarian Suicide Waltz'.

It is indeed a hauntingly beautiful tune.

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Re: Help finding the name of the Viennese Waltz   Tuesday, October 26, 2004 (4:49 p.m.) 

The name of the waltz while Oskar is dancing with his wife is NOT Gloomy Sunday or The Hungarian Suicide Waltz or Por Una Cabeza. These are the names of the songs played at the beginning of this film and NOT while Oskar dances with his wife. So PlEASE isn`t there anybody who understands the question and who knows the name of this waltz ?????? Maybe Steven Spielberg himself - I think we should ask him. Has anybody his phone number


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Re: Help finding the name of the Viennese Waltz   Monday, November 15, 2004 (6:35 a.m.) 

The song you mean sounds like waltz "Künstlerleben op. 316" - "Artist's life (english title) by Johann Strauss II, i'm also sure that it is a Vienniese Waltz, and if its not the one i mentioned it must be from Strauss or Joseph Lanner! best greeting from Austria!

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Re: Help finding the name of the Viennese Waltz   Saturday, January 1, 2005 (3:33 p.m.) 

> The song you mean sounds like waltz "Künstlerleben op. 316" -
> "Artist's life (english title) by Johann Strauss II, i'm also sure
> that it is a Vienniese Waltz, and if its not the one i mentioned it must
> be from Strauss or Joseph Lanner! best greeting from Austria!

Thank you for your suggestion but it`s not "Künstlerleben" and for me, the waltz they`re playing while Oskar is dancing with his wife, does not sound like Strauß or Lanner.......

Greetings from Germany to Austria

P.S.: Solltest du mittlerweile herausgefunden haben um welchen Walzer es sich handelt, wäre ich dir sehr verbunden, wenn du es mich wissen lassen würdest. Danke !


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Re: Help finding the name of the Viennese Waltz   Friday, August 3, 2012 (6:15 p.m.) 

> Thank you for your suggestion but it`s not "Künstlerleben" and
> for me, the waltz they`re playing while Oskar is dancing with his wife,
> does not sound like Strauß or Lanner.......

> Greetings from Germany to Austria

> P.S.: Solltest du mittlerweile herausgefunden haben um welchen Walzer es
> sich handelt, wäre ich dir sehr verbunden, wenn du es mich wissen lassen
> würdest. Danke !

I've been trying to find the answer to this myself. I'm glad I've found this thread, though it's a few years's old.

During the dinner scene, we briefly hear Gloomy Sunday (for the second time in the film). Then Schindler launches into his "They won't forget the name Oskar Schindler" speech as the camera begins a slow tracking shot, and a lyrical, low-key melody plays.

With my ability to play by ear, I hacked out a brief version on piano. It's before the music picks up for the dance scene. I'm not seeking praise for my playing abilities; I'm just wondering if anyone recognizes the tune. (It's possible that this and the waltz music are different pieces, but the slow part sure flows organically into the next portion.)

the tune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGFIz3wj4Yo&feature=youtu.be



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Re: Help finding the name of the Viennese Waltz   Saturday, August 4, 2012 (2:52 p.m.) 

I've found a clip with the music in question, though it doesn't quite reach the dance floor scene

http://vid2.anyclip.com/RxTJeNm767z8rWl0ba+imKb6JbRjy1HxvZFyYgCbyocHjkRoUDyJHWpl+v6L-6c6c8ZO2GCfsgaZjO3-I09VtjNes69eHwBBv9jgCntBvCc=


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Re: Help finding the name of the Viennese Waltz   Tuesday, September 4, 2012 (9:06 a.m.) 

Finally someone who knows this contacted me. The waltz is In einen Kleinen Cafe in Hernals. You can find sung versions on youtube. Keep in mind the song has an introduction before the recognizable melody starts.

I still don't know the name of the other one, but I have recordings of both if anyone would like them.


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