Johann Strauss II
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1825-10-25
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Johann Strauss II

Johann Strauss II Biography (Wikipedia)

Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), also known as Johann Strauss Jr., the Younger, the Son (German: Sohn), Johann Baptist Strauss, was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King", and was largely then responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century.

Strauss had two younger brothers, Josef and Eduard Strauss, who became composers of light music as well, although they were never as well known as their elder brother. Some of Johann Strauss' most famous works include "The Blue Danube", "Kaiser-Walzer", "Tales from the Vienna Woods", and the "Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka". Among his operettas, Die Fledermaus and Der Zigeunerbaron are the best known.

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Die Fledermaus, Act 2: Finale (from Herr Chevalier)
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Die Fledermaus, Act 2: Finale (from Herr Chevalier)
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Tales from the Vienna Woods (feat. Willi Boskovsky & Johann Strauss Orchestra)
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Tales from the Vienna Woods (feat. Willi Boskovsky & Johann Strauss Orchestra)
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Rosen aus dem Suden: waltz arr. Schoenberg for harmonium, piano & string quartet
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Rosen aus dem Suden: waltz arr. Schoenberg for harmonium, piano & string quartet
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Radetzky March
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Radetzky March
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Egyptischer March Op.335
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Egyptischer March Op.335
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Du und Du arr Dohnanyì
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Du und Du arr Dohnanyì
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The Gypsy Baron: Schatz-Walzer, Op.418
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The Gypsy Baron: Schatz-Walzer, Op.418
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Champagne Polka
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Champagne Polka
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An der schonen Blauen Donau [Blue Danube] (Op.314)
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An der schonen Blauen Donau [Blue Danube] (Op.314)
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