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Johann Strauss, Jr.:

About Johann Strauss, Jr.

Johann Strauss, Jr. was the son of a very successful violinist and orchestra leader. Eventually, Johann, Jr. was in competition with his father, conducting an orchestra of his own. When the older Strauss died, people began to realize that the son was an even better musician and composer.

Music heard in this episode:

Johann Strauss Jr.: ArtistÂ’s Life
Johann Strauss Jr.: Anna Polka
Johann Strauss Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods
Johann Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Johann Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltz
Johann Strauss Jr.: Fledermaus Overture
Johann Strauss Jr.: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Learn more about Johann Strauss, Jr.

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This Week's Quiz

Johann Strauss, Sr. did not want his son to become a musician.

 true

 false

What was the name of one of Strauss's most famous waltzes?

 Musetta's Waltz

 Waltz of the Flowers

 On the Beautiful Blue Danube

 Valse Triste

 Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

The Strauss orchestra traveled all over the world.

 true

 false

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Johann Strauss, Jr.:

About Johann Strauss, Jr.

Johann Strauss, Jr. was the son of a very successful violinist and orchestra leader. Eventually, Johann, Jr. was in competition with his father, conducting an orchestra of his own. When the older Strauss died, people began to realize that the son was an even better musician and composer.

Music heard in this episode:

Johann Strauss Jr.: ArtistÂ’s Life
Johann Strauss Jr.: Anna Polka
Johann Strauss Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods
Johann Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Johann Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltz
Johann Strauss Jr.: Fledermaus Overture
Johann Strauss Jr.: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Learn more about Johann Strauss, Jr.

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Johann Strauss, Sr. did not want his son to become a musician.

 true

 false

What was the name of one of Strauss's most famous waltzes?

 Musetta's Waltz

 Waltz of the Flowers

 On the Beautiful Blue Danube

 Valse Triste

 Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

The Strauss orchestra traveled all over the world.

 true

 false

 

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