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Johann Strauss II


No one believed that the change was not another of the many elegant surprises the wedding had to offer, for the reception ended after midnight on board the brightly lit ocean liner, with a Viennese orchestra that was premiering the most recent waltzes by Johann Strauss on this voyage.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  Austrian composer known especially for his waltzes, such as "The Blue Danube" (1825-1899)
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Strauss Johann Strauss Johann Strauss II Johann Strauss Jr.
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Also Known As:  Johann Strauss the Younger, Johann Strauss Jr., Johann Sebastian Strauss

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Son of the composer Johann Strauss I, and brother of composers Josef Strauss and Eduard Strauss; Johann II is the most famous member of the Strauss family. He was known in his lifetime as "the waltz king" and was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. He revolutionized the waltz, elevating it from a lowly peasant dance to entertainment fit for the royal Habsburg court.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Strauss_II (retrieved 8/20/08)
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  • No one believed that the change was not another of the many elegant surprises the wedding had to offer, for the reception ended after midnight on board the brightly lit ocean liner, with a Viennese orchestra that was premiering the most recent waltzes by Johann Strauss on this voyage.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Johann Strauss II , Beethoven [2] , Bach [3] , Mozart [3] , Richard Wagner [3] , Claude Debussy [6] , Handel [6] , Haydn [6] , Tchaikovsky [6] , Aaron Copland [7] , Antonio Vivaldi [7] , George Gershwin [7] , Robert Schumann [7] , Rachmaninoff [8] , Rossini [8] , Franz Liszt [9] , Gustav Mahler [9] , Puccini [9]
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