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  1. Johann Strauss II (born Johann Baptist Strauss; 25 October 1825 – 3 June 1899), also known as Johann Strauss Jr., the Younger, the Son (German: Sohn), was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas.

    Johann Strauss II - Wikipedia
    • Johann Strauss:Emperor Waltz Op. 437
    • Strauss II - Waltzes, Polkas & Operettas | Classical Music Collection
    • Johann Strauss II – Persian March, Op. 289 conducted by Maciej Tomasiewicz
    • Carlos Kleiber - Johann Strauss II - Frühlingsstimmen ("Voices of Spring") Op. 410
  2. Johann Strauss II - Wikipedia

    Johann Strauss II (born Johann Baptist Strauss; 25 October 1825 – 3 June 1899), also known as Johann Strauss Jr., the Younger, the Son (German: Sohn), was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas.

  3. Johann Strauss II | Biography, Compositions, & Facts | Britannica

    Oct 21, 2020 · Johann Strauss II, (born October 25, 1825, Vienna, Austria—died June 3, 1899, Vienna), “the Waltz King,” a composer famous for his Viennese waltzes and operettas.

  4. Johann Strauss II - New World Encyclopedia
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    Early years

    Strauss was born in Vienna, Austria. His father, a strict disciplinarian, did not want him to become a musician, but he studied the violin secretly as a child, ironically with his father's first violinist in the Strauss orchestra, Franz Amon. It was only when his father left the family after taking a mistress that Johann II, then 17, was able to concentrate fully on a career as a composer. He then studied counterpoint and harmony with theorist Joachim Hoffmann, who owned a private music schoo...

    Familial conflicts

    Johann Strauss I's influence over the entertainment establishments meant that many of them were wary of offering the younger Strauss a contract for fear of angering the elder Strauss. However, Strauss Jr. was able to persuade the Dommayer's Casino to give him his Vienna debut. The local press were soon frantically reporting a “Strauss v. Strauss” rivalry between father and son, and Strauss Sr., furious with the proprietor, refused to play ever again at the Dommayer's Casino, which had been th...

    Political adversaries

    Political events led to further alienation between father and son, and also to professional problems for the younger Strauss. During the revolutionary years of 1848-49, the elder Strauss remained loyal to the crown, while Johann Jr. sympathized with the revolutionaries. Around this time, he wrote the waltzes Freiheitslieder (Songs of Freedom) op. 52 and Burschenlieder op. 55, as well as the marches Revolutions March, op. 54, and the stirring Studenten Marsch, op. 56. His sense of patriotism p...


    listed chronologically within category (with date of composition or first performance) 1. Indigo und die Vierzig Räuber Indigo and the Forty Thieves(1871) 2. Der Karneval in Rom The Carnival in Rome(1873) 3. Die Fledermaus The Bat(April 5, 1874, at Theater an der Wien, Vienna) 4. Cagliostro in Wien Cagliostro in Vienna(1875) 5. Prinz Methusalem (1877) 6. Blindekuh Blind Man's Buff(1878) 7. Das Spitzentuch der Königin The Queen's Lace Handkerchief(1880) 8. Der lustige Krieg The Merry War(1881)...


    1. Ritter Pásmán Knight Pásmán(1892)


    1. Aschenbrödel Cinderella(1899)

    Levine, Lawrence W. Highbrow/Lowbrow, The Emergence of Cultural Hierarchy in America. First Harvard University Press, 1988. ISBN 0674390776.
    Pastene, Jerome. Three-Quarter Time: The Life and Music of the Strauss Family of Vienna. New York: Abelard Press, 1951. OCLC 1542388
    Strauss, Johann. Johann Strauss II: His Story and his Music. Providence, RI: SQN Productions, 1979. OCLC 7956399
    Strauss, Johann, and Willi Boskovsky. Johann Strauss II waltzes, Hayes, Middlesex, England: EMI, 1991. OCLC 27965228

    All links retrieved May 11, 2018. 1. List of Strauss's stage works with date, theatre information and links

  5. Johann Strauss - Waltzes, Music & Facts - Biography

    Sep 16, 2020 · Johann Strauss, often referred to as Johann Strauss II or "the Younger," was born on October 25, 1825, in Vienna, Austria. He was the oldest son of Johann Strauss (the Elder), also a composer, but...

  6. Johann Strauss II (German: "Johann Strauss (son)"; in English also Johann Strauss the Younger, Johann Strauss Jr., Johann Sebastian Strauss) (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899) was an Austrian composer known especially for his waltzes, such as The Blue Danube. The (in German) often us… read more

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  7. Johann Strauss II: A Life - Classic FM

    If any composer could be said to have discovered the secret of eternal youth, it was Johann Strauss II. For more than 40 years, he directed the finest salon orchestras of 19th century Europe with a violin in one hand, a bow in the other, and inspired a dance craze to rival anything in nightclubs today.

  8. Johann Strauss II | Compositions | AllMusic

    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899) was an Austrian composer of the 19th century, celebrated for his waltzes and operettas.

    • The fame of the Strauss family. The Strauss family was extremely talented and was made up of composers and bandleaders that attained critical acclaim. The musical foundations of the family can be traced back to Johann Strauss I in Vienna.
    • Tension with dad. Despite his father’s prowess and his success, Strauss II’s father did everything that he could to prevent his clearly gifted son, as well as his equally talented brothers from pursuing music.
    • “The Waltz King” The fame and status of the 19th-century waltz in Austria could not be overstated. The Waltz was a staple in aristocratic society and Strauss II was the equivalent of today’s biggest and most famous pop star.
    • Marriage. Vienna’s new social and political elite’s liked to display their wealth and status not only by living in the most sought-after addresses in Vienna but they also did so by hosting salons and soirees.
  9. Composer, Conductor. Born in Vienna, the eldest son of Anna Streim and Johann Strauss the Elder, a prominent composer and orchestra leader. His father forbade his children the pursuit of musical training, so he studied the violin without his father’s knowledge. At 17, his father abandoned the family for his mistress,...

    • 25 Oct 1825, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
    • Group 32 A, Number 27 (Between Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms)
    • 3 Jun 1899 (aged 73), Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
    • Vienna, Vienna (Wien)
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