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Johann Strauss II

Johann Strauss II

  • October 25, 1825 Vienna, Austria - June 3, 1899 Vienna, Austria


Johann Strauss, the king of the waltz

Johann Strauss started out as a bank clerk to please his father although he did also receive a solid musical education. Studying in secret so as not to cast a shadow over his father, the young Johann composed his first waltz at the age of six and founded his first music ensemble in order to play his compositions at the age of nineteen.

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