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Johann Strauss-Johann2 was born in Austria in 1825. This composer belonged to the Romantic period, and died in 1899. Johann Strauss II (the son)

Johann Strauss II  was born in Vienna,  Austria in 1825, and died there in 1899.   He is sometimes labelled Johann junior, to distinguish him from his famous father Johann Strauss I.   However, Johann junior is the most famous member of the highly musical Strauss family. He is the "Waltz King", whose famous Viennese waltzes include The Blue Danube, Voices of Spring,  and Tales of the Vienna Woods. He also wrote the operetta Die Fledermaus.

His father, Johann I (or Johann the elder) was a dance orchestra director, and Johann Junior followed in his father's footsteps at the age of 19 by forming his very own orchestra. For a while father and son maintained rival orchestras in Vienna.   After his father died, these two orchestras amalgamated. He toured Europe, and wrote a great many waltzes and other music. He was also a successful musical entrepreneur, and became very rich, in contrast to the poor fate of many earlier Austrian composers!

His melodic invention and orchestration skills were superb, and today his music is heard in the concert hall instead of on the dance floor.

Works written by Strauss-Johann2      
Audio is available for 21 tunes by this composer.
No.Name of WorkCategoryEnsembleSoloInstrument
1 Artist's Life Waltz, Op 316WaltzOrchestra 
2 Blue Danube waltz Op 314WaltzOrchestra 
3 Die Fledermaus. "The Bat". Operetta.OperaOrchestra 
4 Emperor Waltz Op 437 (Kaiser Walzer)WaltzOrchestra 
5 Gypsy BaronOperaOrchestraVoice
6 Morgenblatter waltzWaltzOrchestra 
7 Pizzicato PolkaShort PieceOrchestraPizzicato Strings
8 Roses from the South, Op 388WaltzDuetClarinet
9 Tales from the Vienna Woods - Waltz Op 325WaltzOrchestraDulcimer
10 Thousand and One Nights WaltzWaltzOrchestra 
11 Tritsch-Tratsch PolkaShort PieceSoloPiano
12 Vienna Blood Waltz Op 354WaltzOrchestra 
13 Voices Of Spring Waltz, Op 410WaltzOrchestra 
14 Wine Women and Song - Waltz Op 333WaltzOrchestra 
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