Johann Strauss II

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Johann Strauss II (1825-1899), aka Strauss the Younger, was an Austrian composer best known for his waltzes such as The Blue Danube. Famed throughout Europe and the United States in his own lifetime, Strauss was known as the 'Waltz King', but he also wrote many polkas, marches, quadrilles, and operettas such as Die Fledermaus and Der Zigeunerbaron.

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  • 1825 - 1899
    The life of the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II.
  • 25 Oct 1825
    The composer Johann Strauss II is born in Vienna.
  • 1844
    Johann Strauss II forms his own orchestra in Vienna.
  • 1849
    Johann Strauss II merges his orchestra with that of his late father Johann Srauss senior.
  • 1858
    Johann Strauss II's Tritsch-Tratsch polka is first performed.
  • 1864
    Johann Straus II's Morgenblätter (Morning Newspapers) waltz is first performed.
  • 1867
    Johann Strauss II's By the Beautiful Blue Danube waltz is first performed.
  • 1867
    Johann Strauss II's Künstlerleben (An Artist's Life) waltz is first performed.
  • 1868
    Johann Strauss II's Tales from the Vienna Woods waltz is first performed.
  • 1868
    Johann Strauss II's Thunder & Lightning polka is first performed.
  • 1869
    Johann Strauss II's Wine, Women and Song waltz is first performed.
  • 1870
    Johann Strauss II's Freuet euch des Lebens (Enjoy Life) waltz is first performed.
  • 1872
    Johann Strauss II tours the United States.
  • 1873
    Johann Strauss II's Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood) waltz is first performed.
  • 5 Apr 1874
    Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus (The Bat) operetta is first performed.
  • 1880
    Johann Strauss II's Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South) waltz is first performed.
  • 1882
    Johann Strauss II's Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring) is first performed.
  • 1885
    Johann Strauss II's Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron) operetta is first performed.
  • 1889
    Johann Strauss II's Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz) is first performed.
  • 3 Jun 1899
    The composer Johann Strauss II dies in Vienna.
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