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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Overture: Die Fledermaus
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Overture: Die Fledermaus
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Schatz-Walzer (Treasure Waltz), Op.418
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Schatz-Walzer (Treasure Waltz), Op.418
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Voices of Spring
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Voices of Spring
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Fruhlingsstimmen [Voices of spring] - waltz for orch with voice ad lib. (Op.410)
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Fruhlingsstimmen [Voices of spring] - waltz for orch with voice ad lib. (Op.410)
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Unter Donner und Blitz [Thunder and lightning] - polka (Op.324)
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Unter Donner und Blitz [Thunder and lightning] - polka (Op.324)
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Scherzo-Polka (Op.72)
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Scherzo-Polka (Op.72)
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Rosen aus dem Suden - waltz (Op.388) [from "Das Spitzentuch der Konigin"]
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Rosen aus dem Suden - waltz (Op.388) [from "Das Spitzentuch der Konigin"]
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Champagner-Polka (Op.211)
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Champagner-Polka (Op.211)
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Egyptischer March Op.335
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Egyptischer March Op.335
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Erinnerung an Covent-Garden (Festival waltz) (Op.329)
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Erinnerung an Covent-Garden (Festival waltz) (Op.329)
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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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Fruhlingsstimmen [Voices of spring] - waltz transc. Grunfeld for piano
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Fruhlingsstimmen [Voices of spring] - waltz transc. Grunfeld for piano
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Tales from Vienna Woods
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Tales from Vienna Woods
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