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Josef Strauss' "Pearls of Love" Waltz

Season 50 Episode 7 | 1m 27s

Performers from the Vienna State Ballet dance to Josef Strauss' "Pearls of Love" waltz against the backdrop of the stunning ballrooms of the Theater in der Josefstadt.

Josef Strauss' "Pearls of Love" Waltz
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