O schöner Mai!

O schöner Mai! (Oh Lovely May!), Op. 375, is a waltz composed by Johann Strauss II. It features melodies from Strauss's fifth operetta, Prinz Methusalem.[1] The waltz was first performed in January 1877, with Eduard Strauss conducting. The principal waltz theme of this work is a quote from the Act 3 duet for Pulcinella and Methusalem ("O du, O du, me in Feldmarschall"), while the remaining melodies are taken from Acts 1 and 2, including the Act 1 Chorus and Ensemble, "O schöner Mai!".[1]

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  1. ^ a b "STRAUSS II, J.: Edition - Vol. 4 CD". NaxosDirect. Archived from the original on 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2008-10-09.

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