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Johann Strauss II. By: Cyan Rhine. Johann Strauss II…. Lived and died in Vienna, Austria. Was born on October 25, 1825 and died June 3, 1889. Johann’s Childhood . . . . Johann Strauss II was the oldest son of the first Johann Strauss.

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johann strauss ii

Johann Strauss II

By: Cyan Rhine

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Johann Strauss II…
  • Lived and died in Vienna, Austria.
  • Was born on October 25, 1825 and died June 3, 1889
johann s childhood
Johann’s Childhood . . .

Johann Strauss II was the oldest son of the first Johann Strauss.

He’d begun composing when he was six.

Johann had two brothers, Eduard and Josef Strauss.

influences
Influences
  • Johann Strauss II’s mother was a very positive influence when it came to his music.
  • Johann II’s father, however, was a more negative influence. Even though his father was a musician himself, he wanted Johann to become a banker.
friends and co workers
Friends and co-workers
  • Johann Strauss II was good friends with Johannes Brahms.
  • Johann also studied with Joseph Dreschler at age nineteen.
  • After Johann Jr. had passed away while preparing for the showing of his ballet Aschenbrödel (Cinderalla) , he was buried near Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert.
marriages
Marriages

Johann Strauss II had three wives.

His first wife was Jetty Treffz. They’d had five children before she died of a heart attack in 1878.

His second wife was Angelika Dittrich, who didn’t support his music.

His third wife was Adele, who supported and encouraged him.

famous works
Famous works
  • Johann Strauss II was mostly known for his waltzes and operettas, but also composed marches and polkas.
  • One of his most common waltzes is An der schönen blauen Donau (The Beautiful Blue Danube.)
  • Some of his other notable works are the following: Egyptian March Persian MarchRoses from the South WaltzPerpetuum Mobile: Musical JokeVoices of Spring Waltz
beautiful blue danube
Beautiful Blue Danube
  • This song was dedicated to the Vienna’s Men Choral Society, created in 1866 and preformed February 1867.
  • The Blue Danube is used to describe the River Danube, which is actually very muddy.
  • The title of this song is actually from a line in a poem. The poet, Karl Isidor Beck, had consented to this.
  • The waltz has five episodes to it.
  • The Blue Danube was featured in the films,2001: A Space Odyssey and briefly used for (surgery?) music in the film Super Size me.
sources
Sources~
  • http://www.allmusic.com/artist/johann-strauss-ii-mn0000307361
  • http://www.8notes.com/biographies/strauss2.asp
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CTYymbbEL4 1:22