I have gotten great enjoyment in the last two weeks playing a piano solo arrangement of "the Merry Widow."

My edition is copyright 1936. While the cover says "Merry Widow Waltz," I believe this is actually a medley of as many as 5 different selections from the musical. It is rather lengthy for popular sheet music-- eight rather full pages.

My piano teacher, who is a rather elderly woman, just loved my playing it. She was delighted. She said, "it is so many years since I have heard that."

Does anyone else play this music? Are there other arrangements for piano solo of the golden operettas of the past?

Is this classical music? This is probably debatable. In a sense it is, but these operettas were sort of popular, and not highbrow.

Any comments?

the Glyptodont