Johann Strauss II (known for The Blue Danube)

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Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), also known as Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, the Son (German: Sohn), Johann Baptist Strauss, was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 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.

Some of Johann Strauss' most famous works include "The Blue Danube", "Kaiser-Walzer", "Tales from the Vienna Woods", and the "Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka". Among his operettas, Die Fledermaus and Der Zigeunerbaron are the best known.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 The Great Moments from Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss II; Anna Moffo, Sergio Franchi, Risë Stevens, Jeanette Scovotti, Richard Lewis, George London, John Hauxvell, Oscar Danon, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus 5 2
1966 The Blue Danube: Music of Johann Strauss Johann Strauss II;Wiener Philharmoniker,Josef Krips 2
1969 On the Beautiful Blue Danube Johann Strauss II; Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic 1
1972 Strauss Waltzes (Antal Doráti & London Philharmonic Orchestra) Johann Strauss II 1
1980 Waltzes & Polkas (Wiener Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Lorin Maazel) Johann Strauss II 2
1982 An der schönen, blauen Donau Johann Strauss II 2
1982 Famous Strauss Waltzes Johann Strauss II; Willi Boskovsky, Johann Strauss Orchestra of Vienna 5 1
1983 Radetzky-Marsch Johan Strauss, Josef Strauss; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1986 Die Fledermaus (Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Münchner Rundfunkorchester feat. conductor, vocals: Plácido Domingo) Johann Strauss II 2
1986 J.Strauss: An der schönen blauen Danau Johann Strauss II 1
1986 Les plus belles valses viennoises, Volume 1 Strauss / Waldenmeïr; Wiener Symphoniker, Raphaële Konzert Orchester 1
1987 Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss II 2
1987 The Vienna of Johann Strauss: Famous Waltzes, Polkas and Marches Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II; Vienna Volksoper Orchestra, Paul Kantschieder 1
1988 An der schönen blauen Donau (Wiener Philharmoniker, feat. conductor: Karl Böhm) Johann Strauss II 1
1988 Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss II; Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
1988 Most Famous Waltzes Johann Strauss, Jnr.; Strauss Festival Orchestra, André Lenard 2
1989 Airs célèbres I Johann Strauss II 1
1989 Classic Collection: Kaiserwalzer Johann Strauss II 1
1990 Carlos Kleiber Conducts Johann Strauss Johann Strauss II; Carlos Kleiber 1
1990 An der schönen blauen Donau (Orchester der Wiener Volksoper feat. conductor Alfred Scholz) Johann Strauss II 1
1990 Famous Waltzes, Polkas, Marches and Overtures Vol.3 Johann Strauss II 1
1990 On the Beautiful Blue Danube (The King's Singers) Johann Strauss II 1
1990 Unvergessene Melodien, Volume 1 (Orchester der Wiener Volksoper) Johann Strauss II 2
1990 Walce i polki Vol.1 Johann Strauss II 1
1991 Unvergessene Melodien, Volume 2 (Orchester der Wiener Volksoper) Johann Strauss II 1
1991 Die Fledermaus: Highlights Johann Strauss II; Johannes Wildner, Bratislava City Chorus, Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu 1
1991 Die Fledermaus (Wiener Philharmoniker feat. conductor: André Previn) Johann Strauss II 1
1992 Works for Male Chorus and Orchestra Johann Strauss, Jr.; Wiener Männergesang-Verein, Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Wildner, Gerhard Track 1
1992 Walzer & Polkas Johann & Josef Strauss; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1992 Eine Nacht in Venedig Johann Strauß; Bregenzer Festspielchor, Wiener Symphoniker, Anton Paulik 1
1992 Viennese Walzes and Polkas (Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy) Johann Strauss II 1
1992 Waltzes & Polkas Johann Strauss 1
1993 Die Fledermaus / Gala Performance (Act 2) Strauss; Herbert von Karajan 1
1993 Die Fledermaus: Highlights (Wiener Philharmoniker, André Previn) Johann Strauss II 1
1993 Strauss: Classic Treasures - The Blue Danube Waltz, Roses from the South Waltz ... (People's Opera Orchestra Vienna feat. conductor Peter Falk) Johann Strauss II 1
1993 Waltzes and Polkas Vol. 2 Johann Strauss II 1
1994 J. Strauss, Jr. Edition, Volume 39 Johann Strauss Jr.; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice, Christian Pollack 1
1994 Dix chef d'oeuvres (Orchestre philarmonique de Vienne, feat. conductor: Willi Boskovsky) Johann Strauss II 1
1994 Music from Vienna III Johann Strauss II and Josef Strauss 1
1994 Strauss & Lanner: Waltzes Johann Strauss II 1
1994 Strauss Waltzes Johann Strauss; Wiener Philharmoniker; Willi Boskovsky 1
1995 Strauss: Waltzes & Overtures / Brahms: Hungarian Dances / Smetana: The Moldau Strauss, Brahms, Smetana; Bruno Walter 1
1995 Der Zigeunerbaron (Arnold Schoenberg Chor & Wiener Symphoniker feat. conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt) Johann Strauss II 1
1995 Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss II; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
1995 Die Fledermaus (RIAS-Kammerchor & RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester feat. conductor: Ferenc Fricsay) Johann Strauss II 2
1997 Walzer · Polkas · Märsche Johann & Josef Strauss; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan 1
1997 Waltzes, Polkas & Marches Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, Josef Strauss, Eduard Strauss; Wiener Philharmoniker, Willi Boskovsky 1
1997 Opera 4 Hands - Vol. 2 Gioachino Rossini, Charles-François Gounod, Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss II, Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Liszt; Julian Reynolds, Peter Lockwood 1
1997 Wiener Blut Johann Strauss II; Chor der Kölner Oper, Philharmonia Hungarica & Willi Boskovsky 1
1998 Johann Strauss Johann Strauss II 1

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