Introducing three popular foreign waltz In the 1950s and 1960s in China-1

Over the waves (Sobre las Olas)

In 1954, I graduated from Beijing chemical engineering school and was assigned to work in Nanjing chemical industry company. A classmate who live in same dormitory with me like to play the accordion. His aaccordion music influenced me, I also began to learn the accordion. Apart from famous "The Blue Danube" and "The Danube waves", and there also are a few pieces of accordion music what after 60 years I have been very fond of music.I would like to introduce it to everyone to share
First is "Over the waves", its spainish name is "Sobre Ias Olas". It was created in 1888 by the Mexican youth composer, the wandering artist Juventino Rosas. This is a relaxed, high-spirited waltz, it is a pity that the young composer died six years later. To commemorate the composer, Mexico specially produced a music biography film, and its name also is "Sobre Ias Olas) in 1950.

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001-Over the waves (American accordionist playing 02'18") >>>>>> ( Video see here
002-Over the waves (Japan AGG band 02'43") >>>>>> (See here
003-Over the waves (London Symphony Orchestra 07'00") >>>>>> (Video in YouTube

Sobre las Olas (WIKI)

For the 1950 film, see Over the Waves (film).

The waltz "Sobre las Olas" (or "Over the Waves") is the best-known work of Mexican composer Juventino Rosas (1868–1894). It "remains one of the most famous Latin American pieces worldwide", according to the "Latin America" article in The Oxford Companion to Music.[1]

It was first published by Rosas in 1888.[2] It remains popular as a classic waltz, and has also found its way into New Orleans Jazz and Tejano music.

The song remains popular with country and old-time fiddlers in the United States.

Juventino Rosas (WIKI)

José Juventino Policarpo Rosas Cadenas (25 January 1868 – 9 July 1894) was a Mexican composer and violinist.

Rosas was born in Santa Cruz, Guanajuato, later renamed Santa Cruz de GaleanaGuanajuato, and still later into Santa Cruz de Juventino Rosas.[1]Rosas began his musical career as a street musician, playing with dance music bands in Mexico City. In 1884-85 and 1888 he matriculated into the conservatory, both times leaving it without taking any examination.

Most of Rosas's compositions—among them "Sobre las Olas" ("Over the Waves")—were issued by Wagner y Levien and Nagel Sucesores in Mexico City.

In the late 1880s, Rosas is reported to be a member of a military band, and in 1891 he worked in Michoacán. In 1892–93 he was around Monterrey before joining an orchestra in 1893 for a tour through the USA. During this tour the group played also at the World Columbian Exposition World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois.

In 1894 he went for a several-month tour to Cuba with an Italian-Mexican ensemble, where he came down with major health problems, having to stay behind in Surgidero de Batabanó. As a result of spinal myelitis, he died there at the age of 26.[2] Fifteen years later, in 1909, his remains were brought back to Mexico.

Rosas was one of the best known Mexican composers of salon music, the composer with the highest number of editions abroad and of sound recordings, the first of them released in 1898. Rosas's best known work is "Sobre las Olas" or "Over the Waves". It was first published in Mexico in 1888. It remains popular as a classic waltz, and has also found its way into New Orleans JazzBluegrass MusicCountry And Western Music and Tejano music. In the United States "Sobre las Olas" has a cultural association with funfairs and trapeze artists, as it was one of the tunes available for Wurlitzer's popular line of fairground organs. The music was used for the tune "The Loveliest Night of the Year", which was sung by Ann Blyth in MGM's film The Great Caruso. It remains still popular with country and old-time fiddlers in the United States.

The 1950 film Over the Waves was based on his life.


Over the Waves, the Mexican waltz that conquered the worldWhole artcle see here)

"Only one other waltz vies with the "Blue Danube" for the priviledge of being played around the world every day, every hour. It is "Over the waves", the most universal piece among those produced by the Mexican arts."

The world was conquered by a Mexican waltz around the end of the 19th century: Over the Waves, written by a little known Mexican composer, and its melody filled the air in dance halls, parks and fairs throughout Europe where it delighted listeners who danced and cheered it as if it were their own.....

For some unexplained reason, the romantic sounds of Over the Waves have become a universal hymn, a beautiful musical piece which even today transports Mexicans back to their magical childhood. Its chords remind us of the wonder we felt at village fairs. the delicious thrill of circus performances, the emotion contained in a pounding chest while acrobats gracefully arched through the air... It was penned by a young and bohemian Mexican composer named Juventino Rosas whose musical genius inspired him to write more than one hundred concert pieces and one opera in only eight years. He was a man of humble peasant birth who experienced the glory of fame along with the vagaries of fate and misfortunes of love in a short 26-year life......

Some say that Juventino Rosas composed his masterpiece after a party in the village of Contreras south of Mexico City. Others say that it was in Cuautepec, not far from the Basilica of Guadalupe north of Mexico City, after he had deserted from the military band in which he played. Only one thing is certain: he composed Over the Waves in a forest while sitting at the edge of a stream under the shade of an elder tree. It was in such a setting that this young, enamored musician found inspiration to write the work that would immortalize him.

Originally called Close to the Spring, its name was later changed because its chords evoked images of a boat gently rocking on the ocean rather than those of a murmuring stream. He dedicated his composition "to Dame Calixta Gutierrez de Alfaro, patron of the arts" and offered it to his benefactress on her saint's day, delighting all those who heard this beautiful waltz for the first time.

Success followed our musician, but his debts pursued him. With his newest work barely reaching popularity, Rosas decided to sell the rights together with those of a Spanish chotis piece called Lazos de Amor to music publishers Casa Wagner y Levien, for the sum of 45 pesos. Under their management, Over the Waves, or Sobre las Olas, in Spanish, became an immediate commercial success. Published in various editions, it earned Casa Wagner y Levien more than 100,000 pesos, and since then was forever incorporated into the sublime pages of Mexico's musical

Titled Over the Waves in English and Ueber den Wellen in German, it crossed the Atlantic to the Old Continent, birthplace of waltzes, where its melancholy notes took root in everyone's heart and where still few know that this enchanting melody is a gift from a Mexican composer named Juventino Rosas.


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