Johann Strauss Biography

Johann Strauss Biography

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Johann Strauss I (also known as Johann Strauss Snr.) (March 14, 1804 - September 25, 1849) was an Austrian composer known particularly for his waltzes. His most famous piece, however, is probably the Radetzky March (named after Joseph Radetzky von Radetz). Johann Strauss I was the father of Johann Strauss II, Josef Strauss and Eduard Strauss.

Strauss' parents were innkeepers, and he started out as an apprentice to a bookbinder, but he took lessons in the violin and viola, and eventually managed to secure a place in a local string quartet and then in an orchestra. He eventually became deputy conductor of the orchestra in which he played, and in 1825 formed his own band and began to write music for it to play. He became one of the most well known and well loved dance composers in Vienna, and he toured with his band to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, England and Scotland. On a trip to France he heard the quadrille and began to compose them himself, becoming largely responsible for introducing that dance to Austria.

Strauss died in Vienna in 1849 after catching scarlet fever from one of his children. He is buried there in the Zentralfriedhof.

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Johann Strauss Piano Sheet Music
    Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Robert Schumann: 50 Selected Songs - Low Voice  Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Hugo Wolf (1860-1903), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Richard Strauss (1864-1949), Robert Schumann (1810-1856), edited by Florence Easton. For low voice and piano. Schirmer Library Vol.1755. Format: piano/vocal songbook. With lyrics, vocal melody and piano accompaniment. Romantic Period and Classical Period. Text language English, German. 212 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by G. Schirmer, Inc.
    Johann Strauss: Adele's Laughing Song  (Mein Herr Marquis) Composed by Johann Strauss. For soprano voice and piano. From "Die Fledermaus". Format: piano/vocal single. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment and lyrics (English, German). Romantic Period. G Major. 7 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Schirmer.
    Johann Strauss Sr.: Concert Arabesques  Composed by Johann Strauss Sr. (1804-1849), arranged by Andrei Schulz-Evler. For solo piano. Format: piano solo book. With standard notation and fingerings. Romantic Period. 17 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard.
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    Johann Strauss: Memories Of Johann Strauss -12 Most Famous Waltzes - Authenic Edition  Composed by Johann Strauss. For piano. Format: piano solo book. Romantic Period. 96 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Marks.
    Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus  Translated by Ruth Martin, Thomas Martin, composed by Johann Strauss. For 2 soprano voice solos, 2 mezzo soprano voice solos, 3 tenor voice solos, 2 baritone voice solos, SATB chorus and piano accompaniment. Format: vocal score. With vocal score, lyrics and piano reduction. Romantic period and Opera. Series: G. Schirmer Opera Score Editions. Text language English only. 172 pages. 7.5x10.7 inches. Published by G. Schirmer, Inc.
    Johann Strauss Sr.: Blue Danube Waltz  Composed by Johann Strauss Sr. (1804-1849), edited by Louis Streabbog-deis. For solo piano. Format: piano solo single. With standard notation and fingerings. Romantic Period. C Major. 7 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard.
      Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniter-Ordens, AV 103 (full score)  By Richard Strauss. For 3 Trumpets / Brass Ensemble (23 players), 4 Horns, 12 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, 2 Tubas, Timpani. Fanfares, Ceremonial Works, Original Works. Reprinted from Schlesinger. Post-Romantic, German. Full score. Composed 1909. Duration 10 minutes. Published by Kalmus.
    Johann Strauss  The World's Great Classical Music Series. By Johann Strauss. Piano. Size 9x12 inches. 304 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.
      Johann Strauss His Greatest Piano Solos  Ashley Mark "His Greatest" Series (Piano solo arrangements). Size 9x12 inches. Published by Ashley Publications Inc.
      Two Waltzes (Schatz Walzer, Du und Du)  Piano Solo. By Strauss, Johann and Josef. Arranged by Ernest Von Dohnanyi. EMB. Size 9x12 inches. 31 pages. Published by Editio Musica Budapest.

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