What the waltz?
May 27, 2012 2:21 AM   Subscribe

What waltz is in my head?

I've been greatly enjoying my Chopin Pandora station, and now I have what I think is a Strauss II waltz stuck in my head, but I don't think it's Blue Danube since I've just given that an entire listen to, though I'm really tired and could be wrong...

I don't think it's Vienna Woods either.

I uploaded me whistling the portion that's in my head here. (Think of it as a waltz without me making that clear in my whistling too well. I also think they're close, but I don't know if the two segments I whistle are adjacent in the actual piece.)

Is this Blue Danube and I'm just going insane? It doesn't sound like any of the interludes to me.

It could also be someone other than Strauss, he's just my best guess. I don't think it's a piano arrangement; I feel like it's strings/a similar orchestral arrangement to Blue Danube.

Please. Help. With. Earwig.
posted by disillusioned to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Tchaikovsky "Waltz of the Flowers" from Nutcracker. Nice whistling!
posted by violinflu at 6:13 AM on May 27, 2012 [1 favorite]

My wife concurs with violinflu. (she thought it was a Chopin at first but then realized she'd played it on the oboe, not the piano, so it couldn't be Chopin...)
posted by notsnot at 6:26 AM on May 27, 2012

It most certainly is Waltz of the Flowers.
posted by Felicity Rilke at 6:38 AM on May 27, 2012

Yes, Waltz of the Flowers.
posted by John Cohen at 8:16 AM on May 27, 2012

Do you agree, disillusioned? Becasue I don't hear "Waltz of the Flowers" in your whistling. The beginning sounds rather like Under Paris Skies to me, but then changes.

And aren't we so lucky to have mechanisims like this for earworm identifications?
posted by Rash at 8:50 AM on May 27, 2012

The beginning of the OP's whistling is the middle of "Waltz of the Flowers."
posted by John Cohen at 9:45 AM on May 27, 2012

Yep, that's it. And John Cohen's right; the order is inverted as I listen to it now.

I had tried looking at some Swan Lake, but hadn't tried any Nutcracker. Thanks, this was driving me crazy!
posted by disillusioned at 1:21 PM on May 27, 2012

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