Friday, February 5, 2010
Johann Strauss, Jr.
Johann Strauss, Jr(1825-1899), Austrian composer and dance orchestra director, known as "the King of Waltz", son of Johann Strauss, Sr. who wanted him to go to business, studied music privately from the first violinist of his father's orchestra. In 1844 he organized his own orchestra and performed his own compositions, quickly won him popularity. From 1846 he toured with his orchestra throughout Europe-Serbia, Romania, Hungary, Prague, Germany, Warsaw, and St. Petersburg. He composed over 200 waltzes, polkas, quandrille, marches, and operettas(Die Fledermaus, Gyspy Baron..).