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Johann Strauss II

Johann Strauss II

Johann Strauss II was an Austrian violinist and composer of many waltzes and operettes. His father, the composer Johann Strauss sr., did not want him to become a musician. As a child, he studied in secret under his father's biggest rival's guidance, Joseph Lanner. Johann Strauss jr. could really focus on a career as a composer once Johnn sr. left the family. 

His two brothers, Josef and Eduard, were composers two, but Johann jr. was by far the most succesful. This led to an enormous jealousy among the brothers, especially with Eduard. Yet, musically too, Johann jr. was far better equipped then his two brothers. 

During his lifetime, he was already known as the king of waltzes and the growing popularity of the Viennese waltz is partly due to him as he was able to lift the genre from the regular dance halls to concert stages. He was regarded as one of the most prominent composers of his time, among others by Johannes Brahms who was a personal friend of his. At the age of 73, Strauss II died of pneumonia. 

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From Vienna

From Vienna

London Conchord Ensemble

Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Alexander Zemlinsky, Johann Strauss II, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Piano Transcriptions

Piano Transcriptions

Rorianne Schrade

A Schulz-Evler, E. Schutt, Carl Tausig, Erno von Dohnanyi, Johann Strauss II, Leopold Godowsky
Historical Recordings

Historical Recordings

Karlrobert Kreiten

Christian Banasik, Maurice Ravel, Othmar Schoeck, Robert Forkardt, Johann Strauss II, Philipp Lojak, Theo Kreiten, Frédéric Chopin, Thomas Blomenkamp, Johannes Brahms
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Hundred and Eleven Piano Hits

Hundred and Eleven Piano Hits

Cyprien Katsaris

Robert Schumann / Ludwig von Beethoven / Franz Schubert / Sergei Rachmaninoff / Claude Debussy / Johannes Brahms / Felix Mendelssohn / Johann Sebastian Bach / Richard Wagner / Tomaso Albinoni / George Gershwin / Jules Massenet / Edward Elgar / Manuel de Falla / Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov / Johann Pachelbel / Charles Gounod / Johann Strauss / Frédéric Chopin / Bizet / Ástor Piazzolla / Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Benedetto Marcello / Carl Orff / Aram Khachaturian / Fanz Liszt / Antonia Vivaldi / Kurt Weill / Georg Friederich Händel / Cyprien Katsaris / Bernstein / Mancini / Léo Delibes / Camille Saint-Saëns / Rodrigo / Gruber / Dmitri Schostakowitsch / Addinsell / Hill / Ren Guang