The Blue Danube is a waltz by Austrian composer Johann Strauss II. It was composed in 1866. It remains one of the most performed pieces in the classical repertoire.
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About the Composer
Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 –June 3, 1899; German: Johann Baptist Strauß; also known as Johann Baptist Strauss, Johann Strauss, Jr., or Johann Strauss the Younger) 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 responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century…
Some of Johann Strauss’s most famous works include the waltzes The Blue Danube, Kaiser-Walzer, Tales from the Vienna Woods, the Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, and thePizzicato Polka. Among his operettas, Die Fledermaus and Der Zigeunerbaron are the most well-known.
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