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  1. Johann Strauss I (German: Johann Baptist Strauß, Johann Strauss (Vater); also Johann Baptist Strauss, Johann Strauss Sr., the Elder, the Father; 14 March 1804 – 25 September 1849) was an Austrian Romantic composer. He was famous for his waltzes, and he popularized them alongside Joseph Lanner, thereby setting the foundations for his sons ...

  2. Johann Strauss I is one of the most important composers of nineteenth century Viennese light music. While his son, Johann Jr., has rightly surpassed him in fame and stature, he must still be assessed as an important figure in the genre, not simply because of his influence on his sons and other composers, but because of the occasional high quality of his music.

  3. Johann Strauss I, one of the principal composers of Viennese waltzes. His works are remarkable for their rhythmic verve and charm of melodic design, and they represent the style of Viennese dance music at its best. His son, Johann Strauss II, was also a composer, famous for writing The Blue Danube.

  4. Jan 04, 2021 · Johann Strauss I (German: Johann Strauss) born in Vienna, (March 14, 1804 – September 25, 1849) was an Austrian Romantic composer known particularly for his waltzes and for popularizing it alongside Josef Lanner thereby (without intention) setting the foundations for his sons to carry on his musical dynasty.

  5. Johann Strauss I (German: Johann Strauß) born in Vienna (March 14, 1804 – September 25, 1849), was an Austrian Romantic composer known particularly for his waltzes, a form of music he was instrumental in popularizing. Beginning his career in the string quartet of Joseph Lanner, Strauss went on to form his own orchestra, specializing in light ...

  6. Johann Strauss I is one of the most important composers of nineteenth century Viennese light music. While his son, Johann Jr., has rightly surpassed him in fame and stature, he must still be assessed as an important figure in the genre, not simply because of his influence on his sons and other composers, but because of the occasional high quality of his music.

  7. Strauss, Johann: see Strauss Strauss, family of Viennese musicians. Johann Strauss, 1804–49, learned to play the violin against his parents' wishes. In 1819 he joined the dance orchestra of Josef Lanner (1801–43), whom he later rivaled. In 1826 Strauss organized his own orchestra.

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