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Johann Strauss

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[[Image:Strauss.jpg|thumb|Johan Johann Strauss, "The Waltz King".]]'''Johan Johann Strauss''' (October 25, 1825 , Vienna - June 3, 1899, [[Vienna]]) was an [[Austrian]] [[composer]] known for his waltzes (specially ''The Blue Danube''), polkas and marches.  Strauss is also known as Johann Strauss II (in German: Johann Baptist Strauß (Sohn)) or Johann Strauss the Younger, as he was the son of Johann Strauss I, himself a composer, and brother of Josef Strauss and Eduard Strauss, who were also composers (The Strauss family).   
Strauss is also known as Johann Strauss II or Johann Strauss the Younger, as he was the son of Johann Strauss I, himself a composer, and brother of Josef Strauss and Eduard Strauss, who were also composers (The Strauss family).
== Works ==
''Among his most famous works are the polkas Annen (1852), Tritsch-Tratsch (1858), Excursion Train (1864), Thunder & Lightning (1868), Tik Tak (1874), and the waltzes, Morning Papers (1864), By the beautiful blue Danube (1867), Tales from the Vienna Woods (1868), Wine, Woman & Song (1869), Vienna Blood (1873), '' Fruhlingsstimmen ''Voices of Spring (1883) and the Emperor (1889). His best known operettas are Die Fledermaus (The Bat) (1874), A Night in Venice (1883) and The Gypsy Baron (1885).'' <ref>[http://www.johann-strauss.org.uk/]</ref>
== See also ==
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 [[Category:Composers|ComposersStrauss, Johann]]
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