Johann Strauss II
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1825-10-25
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Johann Strauss II

Biography

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 ...

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Biography

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.

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Paraphrase of 'An der schonen blauen Donau', Op.314
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Paraphrase of 'An der schonen blauen Donau', Op.314
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Die Fledermaus, a transcription for piano
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Die Fledermaus, a transcription for piano
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Annen Polka
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Annen Polka
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Violetta op.404
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Violetta op.404
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Egyptischer March Op.335
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Egyptischer March Op.335
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At the double - Polka schnell, op. 373
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At the double - Polka schnell, op. 373
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Off to the Hunt - Polka schnell, op. 373
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Off to the Hunt - Polka schnell, op. 373
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Sängerlust, Polka francaise, op. 328
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Sängerlust, Polka francaise, op. 328
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Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald - waltz (Op.325)
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Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald - waltz (Op.325)
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Vergnugungszug [Pleasure Train] - Polka Op.281
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Vergnugungszug [Pleasure Train] - Polka Op.281
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Kaiserwalzer Op.437 (arr. Schoenberg)
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Kaiserwalzer Op.437 (arr. Schoenberg)
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Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Woman and Song) waltz
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Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Woman and Song) waltz
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Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op.214
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Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op.214
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Wienerblut (waltz) (Op.354)
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Wienerblut (waltz) (Op.354)
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Eine Nacht in Venedig, Act 3, no.26; 'Ach wie so herrlich zu schau'n'
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Eine Nacht in Venedig, Act 3, no.26; 'Ach wie so herrlich zu schau'n'
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An der schonen, blauen Donau - waltz Op.314 for orchestra with chorus ad lib.
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An der schonen, blauen Donau - waltz Op.314 for orchestra with chorus ad lib.
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Ohne Sorgen! Op.271
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Ohne Sorgen! Op.271
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Furioso-Polka, Op.260
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Furioso-Polka, Op.260
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Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald - waltz Op.325
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Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald - waltz Op.325
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Roses from the South arr. Arnold Schoenberg
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Roses from the South arr. Arnold Schoenberg
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Johann Strauss II Biography

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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