Andre Rieu has a special affinity with the music of Strauss, and it shows in this dvd. His orchestra is known as the Johann Strauss Orchestra, and its familiarity with the music makes for a polished performance. Unfortunately this disc offers poor value compared to many of Rieu's productions, running for barely an hour while other examples last for twice as long. Because of this, while it was enjoyable it left me feeling somewhat short-changed. There is rather less audience participation than in some of his other discs, which maybe allows more concentration on the music.