Johann Strauss Jr

Johann Strauss Jr Music Recordings

  • Born
    25th October 1825
  • Died
    3rd June 1899
  • Birthplace
    St Ulrich near Vienna (now a part of Neubau), Austria

Johann Strauss II, also known as Johann Baptist Strauss or Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, or the Son (German: Sohn), 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 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's 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.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Indigo and the Forty Thieves Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Gypsy Baron Opera / Operetta Choir
Viennese Spirit (opera) Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Frühlingsstimme, Op. 410 Waltz Voice(s) and Orchestra
Tales from the Vienna Woods, Op. 325 Waltz Orchestra
The blue Danube, Op. 314 Waltz Orchestra
Viennese Spirit, Op. 354 Waltz Orchestra
Waltz medley Waltz String Orchestra