Johann Strauss II

Johann Strauss II

Composer


Biography


Johann Strauss II also known as Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, the Son, Johann Baptist Strauss, was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 400 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 then responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century.

Strauss had two younger brothers, Josef and Eduard Strauss, who became composers of light music as well, although they were never as well known as their elder brother.

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Shows by Johann Strauss II

Title
Synopsis

On New Year’s Eve, Eisenstein is being forced to go to jail for punching a police officer, however decides to evade jail for one night so that he can go to Prince Orlofsky’s lavish party. Eisenstein wants to go with his frien... read more

The Duke of Urbino has a passion for ladies. Caramello, barber to the Duke of Urbino and disguised as a gondolier, plans to take the beautiful Barbara to his master, but she has another assignation and sends in her place the... read more

Overview

Nationality
Austrian
Born
10/25/1825
Died
6/3/1899
Show Categories
Operetta, Opera
Genres
Comedy, Farce