It was composed in 1882, inspired by the Cercle des Patineurs or Rink of Skaters at the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. The introduction to the waltz can be likened to the poise of a skater, and the rapid runs invoke scenes of a wintry atmosphere. Bells were added for good measure to complete the winter scenery.

Date of composition 1882
Type Waltz
Tonality A Major
Catalogue Op. 183
Instruments Orchestra - or piano
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Autotranslations beta Émile Waldteufel: Les Patineurs en la majeur, Op. 183
Émile Waldteufel: Les Patineurs in la maggiore, Op. 183
Émile Waldteufel: Les Patineurs A-dur, Op. 183

Emile Waldteufel - Les Patineurs, Op. 183

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OSMM/MWSO Les patineurs/The Skaters Waltz (op. 183) -- E.WALDTEUFEL

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Charles Emile Waldteufel Die Schlittschuhläufer, op 183

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Toscanini Conducts Waldteufel - Les Patineurs, Op. 183, "The Skater's Waltz"

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Émile Waldteufel - The Skater's Waltz, Op. 183

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