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- Johann Strauss: Waltzeshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zkynd.jpg2014-05-22T16:09:00ZCharles Hazlewood explores the music of the Waltz King, Johann Strauss.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/8255db36-4902-4cf6-8612-0f2b4288bc9a?clipfocus=p01zkyqlSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 40 mins
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- Johann II Strauss: Emperor Waltz - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-12-16T16:24:00ZListen to an excerpt from Johann II Strauss' Emperor Waltz.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/8255db36-4902-4cf6-8612-0f2b4288bc9a?clipfocus=p01nhqdySelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
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- J. Strauss II: By The Beautiful Blue Danube - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-11-21T15:13:00ZListen to an excerpt from J. Strauss II's By The Beautiful Blue Danube.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/8255db36-4902-4cf6-8612-0f2b4288bc9a?clipfocus=p01lysp8Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
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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.