Iosif Ivanovici – Donauwellen Walzer (Waves of the Danube Waltz)

“Waves of the Danube” (Romanian: Valurile Dunării; German: Donauwellen; French: Flots du Danube; Russian: Дунайские Волны) is a waltz composed by Iosif Ivanovici (1845–1902) in 1880, and is one of the most famous Romanian tunes in the world.

In the United States, it is frequently referred to as “The Anniversary Song”, a title given by Al Jolson when he and Saul Chaplin released an adaptation of the song in 1946. “Waves of the Danube” was first published in Bucharest, 1880. It was dedicated to Emma Gebauer, the wife of music publisher Constantin Gebauer.

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