Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tief im Böhmerwald, or: Waltzing in the Woods

A few months ago, I was trying to find out the name of the tune stuck in my head. I whistled it for some people who might know, and they guessed "Kleine Winzerin vom Rhein", a nice tune in one of our books, and pretty close, but not exactly what I was hearing:

Then yesterday, I found this video of "Waltzing in the Woods" -- that's it!

A little more internet research led me to the original German title, "Tief im Böhmerwald". There are plenty of versions to choose from. Here's Markus Fuchs, in a smooth Bohemian waltz groove:

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