The Blue Danube – Johann Strauss – 2001 A Space Odyssey Theme – The Halle Orchestra (1969)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, The Blue Danube  by Johann Strauss (Performed by The Halle Orchestra). The record was released in 1969, on the Columbia record label and has been reworked into the Apollo Service and Command Module.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Johann Strauss 2nd, the movie “2001” A Space Odyssey, the Apollo Space programme or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: The Blue Danube
Media Artist/s: Johann Strauss 2nd
Record Label: Columba
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1960s
Genre: Classical

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Johann Strauss 2nd – The Artist

Johann Strauss II (1825 – 1899), also known as Johann Strauss Jr., the Younger, son of Johann Strauss I. He was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as “The Waltz King”, and was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. Strauss had two younger brothers, Josef and Eduard Strauss, who became composers of light music as well, although they were never as well known as their elder brother. Some of Johann Strauss’s most famous works include “The Blue Danube”, “Kaiser-Walzer” (Emperor Waltz), “Tales from the Vienna Woods”, and the “Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka”.

The Blue Danube – The Song

The Blue Danube  is the common English title of “An der schönen blauen Donau”, Op. 314 (German for “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”), a waltz by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866. Originally performed on 15 February 1867 at a concert of the Wiener Männergesangsverein (Vienna Men’s Choral Association), it has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire.  It was used as theme music for the film “2001” A Space Odyssey and Televisions Apollo Moonshot programmes. It is performed on this record by The Halle Orchestra and conducted by Sir John Barbirolli.

Apollo Command And Service Module – The Shape

Modelled into the silhouette of the Apollo Command and Service Module. The major part of the Apollo spacecraft was a three-man vehicle designed for Earth orbital, translunar, and lunar orbital flight, and return to Earth. This consisted of a command module supported by a service module, built by North American Aviation (later North American Rockwell).

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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