JOHANN STRAUSS II (1825-1885) COMPOSER of light music. Born in St. Ulrich Austria, son of composer Johann Strauss I.  As a child, he studied music secretly because his father wanted him to become a banker.  Largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz during the 19th century, he was known as "The Waltz King"  Among his best known compositions are "The Blue Danube",  "Tales From the Vienna Woods", "Die Fiedermaus" and my personal favorite "Kaiser Walzer" also known as "The Emperor's…

Johann Strauss II was an Austrian composer of dance music (waltzes, polkas, etc.) and operettas. He wrote 16 operettas, of which "Die Fledermaus" is the most famous and frequently performed.

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Swedish Songs - Wonderful biedermeier waltz by Johann Strauss the elder. Marvellous rendition by Alt-Wiener Strauss-Ensemble. The ensemble, unique in Germany.

Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, Austria - Johann Strauss I (father) grave ***___***

Grave of Johann Strauss I (father) at Zentralfriedhof/Central Cemetery - Vienna, Austria

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Johann Strauss (padre) - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

Johann Strauss (padre) - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

Johann Strauss the Younger, the most famous and enduringly successful of nineteenth-century light-music composers, was born in Vienna on 25 October 1825. His father, Johann Strauss the Elder, was by that time well on his way of becoming Europe's uncrowned king of dance music. Indeed, it was only with Strauss senior's untimely death in 1849 that the younger man could advance his own musical standing in his native Vienna.

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka - Johann Strauss II Emotional Conveyance: fun and frivolity

The grave of Johann Strauss II is next to music’s greatest composers: Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms in the Zentralfriedhof, or Central Cemetery of Vienna . On the grave itself, you can see many aspects of his life: singing, dancing, and violin playing cherubs, and a bat (for “Die Fledermaus”, literally the “flying bat”). The graves of his father, brothers, and other originators of the waltz craze are nearby. He died at 74.

The grave of Vienna's famous 'Waltz King' in the Zentralfriedhof, or Central Cemetery of Vienna

NOTICIAS Y EFEMERIDES MUSICALES Y DEL CINE: JOHANN STRAUSS PADRE, UN 14 DE MARZO, NACE EL PADR...

NOTICIAS Y EFEMERIDES MUSICALES Y DEL CINE: JOHANN STRAUSS PADRE, UN 14 DE MARZO, NACE EL PADR...

Zentralfriedhof en Viena, Austria - La tumba de Johann Strauss II imágenes

Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, Austria - Grave of Johann Strauss II grave ***___***

André Rieu, Carlos Bueno y La Orquesta Johann Strauss  del gran Astor Piazzolla Adios Nonino (Adiós, abuelo)

André Rieu, Carlos Buono & The Johann Strauss Orchestra performing Astor Piazzola's Adios Nonino (Farewell, granddad) live in Maastricht.

On Biography.com, learn more about Austrian composer Johann Strauss, who surpassed his father, Johann Strauss the Elder's popularity and productivity, becoming known as 'the Waltz King.'

On Biography.com, learn more about Austrian composer Johann Strauss, who surpassed his father, Johann Strauss the Elder's popularity and productivity, becoming known as 'the Waltz King.'

Johann Strauss - Morgenblätter - Johann Strauss Jr. (1825-1899) needs no introduction. The Viennese Waltz King will forever remain famous as long as music is played.  His father, Johann Strauss the Elder, was a self-taught musician who established a musical dynasty in Vienna,  Johann the Younger went on to write more than 500 musical musical compositions, 150 of which were waltzes, and he surpassed both his father's productivity and popularity.

New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic 2010 The venerable live concert is the largest world-wide event in classical music reaching over a billion peop.

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