Austrian Romantic composer and conductor Josef Strauss (1827-1870) was the second son of Johann Strauss, Sr. to embark upon a musical career. Brother Johann called him "the more gifted of us two." Like his brothers, he first trained for another field; his first specialty was mechanical engineering. His most noted compositions are Village Swallows from Austria and Music of the Spheres, as well as the Pizzicato Polka, which he co-wrote with Johann, Jr.
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Article on his life and musical compositions with illustration and links.
Article from the Johann Strauss Society of Great Britain with biography, works, related composers, and other links.
Find a Grave biography and pictures of the tomb of the second son of Johann, Sr. Includes link to the cemetery holding his father, brothers, and many other noted composers.
Wikipedia article with biographical material, photograph, and internal references to related people and topics.
Biographical sketch, caricature, and Naxos discography.
Filmography noting the use of his works in various television and motion picture productions.
Strauss, Josef (1827 - 1870), 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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