Vienna is a European culture capitol that has spawned more than its fair share of musical, artistic, and intellectual geniuses. None is more beloved than Johann Strauss, Jr. who dominated the 19th century music scene with his mastery of the Waltz. The so-called "Waltz King" is paid a suitable tribute here by his hometown orchestra, the Vienna Symphonic. Austrian conductor Erich Leinsdorf mans the baton over a full orchestra and two noted soloists, Werner Hollweg and Helen Donath, as they lovingly perform a full program of Strauss' most acclaimed works. Highlights include excerpts from the operettas "The Gypsy Baron" and "Waldmeister," and an encore performance of the "Emperor Waltz."