Early life Strauss was born in St. Ulrich near Vienna (now a part of Neubau), Austria, on 25 October 1825, to the famous composer Johann Strauss I. His father did not want him to become a musician but rather a banker; nevertheless, Strauss Junior studied the violin secretly as a child with the first violinist of his father's orchestra, Franz Amon. When his father discovered his son secretly practising on a violin one day, he gave him a severe whipping, saying that he was going to beat the music out of the boy. It seems that rather than trying to avoid a Strauss rivalry, the elder Strauss only wanted his son to escape the rigors of a musician's life. It was only when the father abandoned his family for a mistress, Emilie Trampusch, that the son was able to concentrate fully on a career as a composer with the support of his mother. Strauss studied counterpoint and harmony with theorist Professor Joachim Hoffmann, who owned a private music school. His talents were also recognized by composer Joseph Drechsler, who taught him exercises in harmony. His other violin teacher, Anton Kollmann, who was the ballet répétiteur of the Vienna Court Opera, also wrote excellent testimonials for him. Armed with these, he approached the Viennese authorities to apply for a license to perform. He initially formed his small orchestra where he recruited his members at the Zur Stadt Belgrad tavern, where musicians seeking work could be hired easily. Debut as a composer Johann Strauss I's influence over the local entertainment establishments meant that many of them were wary of offering the younger Strauss a contract for fear of angering the father. Strauss Jr. was able to persuade the Dommayer's Casino in Hietzing, a suburb of Vienna, to allow him to perform. The elder Strauss, in anger at his son's disobedience, and at that of the proprietor, refused to ever play at the Dommayer's Casino again, which had been the site of many of his earlier triumphs. Strauss made his debut at Dommayer's in October 1844, where he performed some of his first works, such as the waltzes "Sinngedichte", Op. 1 and "Gunstwerber", Op. 4 and the polka "Herzenslust", Op. 3. Critics and the press were unanimous in their praise for Strauss's music. A critic for Der Wanderer commented that "Strauss?s name will be worthily continued in his son; children and children?s children can look forward to the future, and three-quarter time will find a strong footing in him." Despite the initial fanfare, Strauss found his early years as a composer difficult, but he soon won over audiences after accepting commissions to perform away from home. The first major appointment for the young composer was his award of the honorary position of "Kapellmeister of the 2nd Vienna Citizen's Regiment", which had been left vacant following Joseph Lanner's death two years before. Vienna was racked by a bourgeois revolution on February 24, 1848, and the intense rivalry between father and son became much more apparent. Johann Jr. decided to side with the revolutionaries. It was a decision that was professionally disadvantageous, as the Austrian royalty twice denied him the much coveted 'KK Hofballmusikdirektor' position, which was first designated especially for Johann I in recognition of his musical contributions. Further, the younger Strauss was also arrested by the Viennese authorities for publicly playing the La Marseillaise, but was later acquitted. The elder Strauss remained loyal to the monarchy, and composed his "Radetzky March", Op. 228 (dedicated to the Habsburg field marshal Joseph Radetzky von Radetz), which would become one of his best-known compositions. When the elder Strauss died from scarlet fever in Vienna in 1849, the younger Strauss merged both their orchestras and engaged in further tours. Later, he also composed a number of patriotic marches dedicated to the Habsburg Emperor Franz Josef I, such as the Kaiser Franz-Josef Marsch Op. 67 and the Kaiser Franz Josef Rettungs Jubel-Marsch Op. 126, probably to ingratiate himself in the eyes of the new monarch, who ascended to the Austrian throne after the 1848 revolution." />
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Johann Strauss II
Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
Austria Austria
Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 ? June 3, 1899), 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 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 was born in St. Ulrich (now a part of Neubau), the son of Johann Strauss I, an ... (Read all)

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The Blue Danube
Johann Strauss II
Flute solo / 1 PDF / 1 MP3
Arranger : Dewagtere, Bernard

Added the 05-23-2012
The Blue Danube
Johann Strauss II
Violin solo / Easy / 1 PDF / 1 MP3
Arranger : Dewagtere, Bernard
(1)

Added the 05-24-2012
The Blue Danube
Johann Strauss II
Piano solo / Beginner / 1 PDF / 1 MP3
(10)

Added the 11-07-2013
The Blue Danube
Johann Strauss II
Flute and Piano / Intermediate / 3 PDF / 2 MP3 Play-along
Arranger : Dewagtere, Bernard

Added the 05-23-2012
The Blue Danube (An der schönen blauen Donau Op 314)
Johann Strauss II
Guitar solo (standard notation) / Intermediate / 1 PDF / 1 MP3 / MIDI
Arranger : Wilkinson, Tony
(4)

Added the 05-16-2009
On The Beautiful Blue Danube (op. 314)
Johann Strauss II
Piano solo / Intermediate / 1 PDF
Arranger : Spychaj, Sebastian
(2)

Added the 04-13-2007
Tik Tak Polka (op 365)
Johann Strauss II
Clarinet Quartet / Intermediate / 5 PDF / 2 MP3 Interpreted
Arranger : Dobrinescu, Ioan
(1)

Added the 11-30-2011
The Blue Danube (Op.314)
Johann Strauss II
Orchestra (Original) / 28 PDF

Added the 05-22-2012
Emperor Waltz (Kaiser-Walzer, op. 437)
Johann Strauss II
Flute and Piano / Intermediate / 3 PDF / 2 MP3 Play-along
Arranger : Dewagtere, Bernard

Added the 05-12-2012
The Blue Danube
Johann Strauss II
Accordion / 1 PDF / 1 MP3
Arranger : Dewagtere, Bernard

Added the 05-25-2012
The Blue Danube
Johann Strauss II
Clarinet in Bb solo / 1 PDF / 1 MP3
Arranger : Dewagtere, Bernard

Added the 05-27-2012
Beautiful blue Danube waltz (op. 314)
Johann Strauss II
Piano solo / Intermediate / 4 PDF
(14)

Added the 09-10-2006
Thunder and Lightning - Op. 324 (Unter Donner und blitz) - Op. 324)
Johann Strauss II
Piano solo / Intermediate to difficult / 1 PDF / MIDI
(3)

Added the 04-21-2006
Frühlingsstimmen, Op.410 (Op.410)
Johann Strauss II
Piano solo / 1 PDF
Arranger : Groschwitz, Gustav

Added the 04-16-2011
An Artist's Life (Künstlerleben) (Op.316)
Johann Strauss II
Piano solo / 3 PDF
Arranger : Godowsky, Leopold

Added the 04-20-2011
Emperor Waltz (Kaiser-Walzer, op. 437)
Johann Strauss II
Piano solo / Intermediate / 1 PDF / 3 MP3 Play-along
Arranger : Dewagtere, Bernard

Added the 05-11-2012
Emperor Waltz (Kaiser-Walzer, op. 437)
Johann Strauss II
Clarinet, Piano / Intermediate / 3 PDF / 2 MP3 Play-along
Arranger : Dewagtere, Bernard

Added the 05-14-2012
Tik Tak (op 365)
Johann Strauss II
String Ensemble / Intermediate / 6 PDF / 1 MP3
Arranger : Dobrinescu, Ioan

Added the 05-11-2014
Wiener Blut (Op.354)
Johann Strauss II
Piano solo / 2 PDF

Added the 02-28-2015
Six Famous Waltzes (Easy Piano)
Johann Strauss II
Piano solo / Easy / 6 PDF
Arranger : Rummel, Joseph

Added the 05-23-2015
Kaiser-Walzer (Op.437)
Johann Strauss II
Orchestra (Original) / 11 PDF

Added the 01-20-2016
Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka (Op.214)
Johann Strauss II
Piano solo / Intermediate to difficult / 1 PDF / 1 MP3 / MIDI

Added the 04-06-2016
Le Beau Danube Bleu
Johann Strauss II
Guitar solo (standard notation) / Intermediate / 1 PDF / 1 MP3
Arranger : Durand, Patrice

Added the 05-15-2016
An der schönen blauen Donau Op.314 - Organ transcription
Johann Strauss II
Organ solo / Intermediate / 1 PDF
Arranger : MACHELLA, MAURIZIO

Added the 03-21-2019
On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Johann Strauss II
Piano solo / Intermediate / 1 PDF
Arranger : Riccardo Boppré
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Added the 12-22-2007
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Godowsky: Piano Edition, Vol. 13: Six Pieces for the left Hand alone - Arrangements of works by Henselt, Chopin, Saint-Saens, Weber, Albeniz, Bizet, Godard, Johann Strauss II, Oscar Strauss and John Stafford Smith
Godowsky: Piano Edition, Vol. 13: Six Pieces for the left Hand alone - Arrangements of works by Henselt, Chopin, Saint-Saens, Weber, Albeniz, Bizet, Godard, Johann Strauss II, Oscar Strauss and John Stafford Smith [Listening CD]
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