Danse diabolique

Danse diabolique

Austrian composer, violinist and conductor Josef "Pepi" Hellmesberger, Jr. (1855 – 1907) grew up in a well-known Viennese musical family that included his grandfather, father, uncle and brother. While his professional resume featured a professorship at the Vienna Conservatory and a post at the Vienna Court Opera, he reached the pinnacle of his career as principal conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic from 1901 to 1903.

Because of his association with that orchestra, Hellmesberger's Danse Diabolique is often part of the program for their annual New Year’s Celebration from Vienna telecast.


1st & 2nd Flutes

1st & 2nd Oboes
English Horn in F
1st & 2nd Bassoons

Clarinet in Eb
1st Clarinet in Bb (div.)
2nd Clarinet in Bb (div.)
3rd Clarinet in Bb (div.)
Alto Clarinet in Eb
Bass Clarinet in Bb

1st Alto Saxophone in Eb
2nd Alto Saxophone in Eb
Tenor Saxophone in Bb (div.)
Baritone Saxophone in Eb
1st & 2nd Horns in F
3rd & 4th Horns in F

1st Cornet in Bb (div.)
2nd Cornet in Bb (div.)
1st & 2nd Trumpets in Bb

1st & 2nd Trombones
Bass Trombone

Euphonium (div.)
Tuba (div.)
String Bass


Snare Drum
Crash Cymbals
Bass Drum


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