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Johann Baptist Strauss II.

Born Vienna, 25 October 1825.

Died Vienna, 3 June 1899.

Austrian composer and conductor.

Johann Strauss II is the most popular of the many composers of light music centred on Vienna in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Excellent as a handful of his stage works may be, especially the glorious Die Fledermaus,  they tend to be uneven, and the most consistent standard of genius is shown in his huge catalogue of orchestral music, largely intended for dancing.

Works performed in Scotland are shown in bold:-

01   Indigo und die Vierzig Räuber (Vienna 1871, rev as 'Tausend und Eine Nacht’ 1906) (Steiner)

02   Karneval in Rom (Vienna 1873) (Braun)

03   Die Fledermaus (Vienna 1874) (Haffner & Genée)

04   Cagliostro in Wien (Vienna 1875) (Zell & Genée)

05   Prinz Methusalem (Vienna 1877) (Treumann)

06   Blinde Kuh (Vienna 1878) (Kreisel)

07   Der Spitzentuch der Königin (Vienna 1880) (Bohrmann-Riegen & Genée)

08   Der lustige Krieg (Vienna 1881) ()

09   Eine Nacht in Venedig (Berlin 1883) (Welzel, as “Zell” & Genée)

10   Der Zigeunerbaron (Vienna 1885) (Schnitzer)

11   Simplicius () ()

12   Ritter Pazman (Vienna 1892) (Doczy)

13   Fürstin Ninetta () ()

14   Jabuka (Vienna 1894) (Kalbeck & Davis)

15   Der Waldmeister (Vienna 1895) (Davis)

16   Wiener Blut (arr Muller, Vienna 1899) (Leon & Stein)

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