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Johann Strauss II (1825-1899) also known as Johann Strauss, Jr. was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as 'The Waltz King', and was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. Strauss was son of the famous composer Johann Strauss I. His father did not want him to become a musician but rather a banker; nevertheless, Strauss Junior studied the violin secretly as a child. When his father discovered his son secretly practising on a violin one day, he gave him a severe whipping, saying that he was going to beat the music out of the boy.

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Strauss - Blue Danube
  • Artist: Moscow International Symphony Orchestra
The Blue Danube is the English title of An der schönen blauen Donau op. 314 (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), a waltz by Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866
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Strauss - Egyptian March
  • Artist: Moscow International Symphony Orchestra
Egyptischer Marsch, Op. 335 (Egyptian March), by Johann Strauss written in 1869 to celebrate the future opening of the Suez Canal
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Strauss - Vienna Blood Waltz
  • Artist: Moscow International Symphony Orchestra
Wiener Blut ('Viennese Blood' or 'Viennese Spirit') op. 354 is a waltz by Johann Strauss A dedication waltz written to celebrate the wedding of the Emperor Franz Josef's daughter Archduchess Gisela Louise Maria and Prince Leopold of Bavaria in 1873.
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