Johann Strauss II


Op. 117

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In 1852 Strauss, at the age of 27, had achieved such success as composer and director of dance music that he was no longer looked upon as "the son of" Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804-1849), but as the rightful leader in his field. Strauss had merged his father's orchestra with his own shortly after his father's death, and in... read more