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David William Elswick | 100 comments Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), also known as Johann Baptist Strauss or Johann Strauss, Jr., 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 responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century.

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David William Elswick | 100 comments

"Die Fledermaus" Overture (Bavarian State Orchestra)

Description of the operetta, Die Fledermaus: (spoilers!)

LobsterQuadrille | 8 comments Listening to Johann Strauss II's music always cheers me up a bit!

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