Austrian Romantic period composer and conductor Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899) was discouraged by his father from entering a musical career. His mother encouraged him and he secretly took violin lessons, eventually becoming better known than Johann, Sr. He finally earned the title of Waltz King because of the number and quality of his compositions and because of the tours he made promoting his dance music with his own orchestra. His waltz The Blue Danube is his best known work and of his operettas, Die Fledermaus shines both musically and in its libretto.
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Classical Archives: Johann Strauss II
Biography and complete files offered in MIDI formats.
Grave of Johann Strauss, Jr.
Find a Grave biography and photographs of his tomb between those of Schubert and Brahms with link to listing of other famous people buried in Vienna's Central Cemetery.
Filmography at IMDb with list of films and compositions with brief biography and links.
Johann Strauss II
Shows how the son developed his father's dance forms with richer harmonies and more ambitious structures, eventually playing a part in the form of American stage and screen musicals. Includes music samples in Real Audio RAM format.
Johann Strauss Jr.
Illustrated biography including several caricatures with discography, links to other family members, analysis of how his music is played versus composer intent, and an article on the Dommaher Casino, where he often played.
Johann Strauss, Jr.
Directory of free classical MP3s with links to related material from Classic Cat.
Strauss Festival of Elk Grove, California
Recreation of 18th Century Vienna and the era known for romantic waltzes. Includes biography, AU audio samplings, schedules, contacts, map and driving information, gallery, and press releases.
Strauss, Johann (1825 - 1899), Austria
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
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