By: Kyle Elliott.  Johann Strauss II was born on October 25, 1825, in Vienna, Austria.  He was the eldest son of his father, Johann Strauss I, a famous

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Johann Strauss II

Johann Strauss II

By: Kyle ElliottJohann Strauss II was born on October 25, 1825, in Vienna, Austria.He was the eldest son of his father, Johann Strauss I, a famous composer and conductor.His death date was on June 3, 1899.Birthplace &Death place

The elder Strauss wanted his son to go in to business, while his mother secretly encouraged the younger Strauss in his adventure in to music.His mother made arrangements for one of his fathers members in his orchestra to give little Johann lessons without the his Dad knowing.When the younger Strauss was 19, he put together his own small orchestra and played in a restaurant.Early Life

He wrote his first orchestra at the age of 19.In 1840 when Johann Strauss I left his family Johann Jr. was able to openly pursue his career. In 1849, his father died and he formed his fathers and his orchestra together.

Early Life Continued

His first major influence was his father the elder Johann Strauss IIJohannes Brahms were good friends and they wrote some orchestras.

Influences

Johann came to perform 150 waltzes Die Fledermaus (1874; The Bat )An der schnen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube, 1867)Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron, 1885)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPybrOxRoT4 Popular Songs

http://www.johann-strauss.org.uk/composers-a-m.php?id=123http://www.notablebiographies.com/St-Tr/Strauss-Johann.htmlhttp://bobjanuary.com/johann2.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPybrOxRoT4 http://suite101.com/article/the-waltz-king-johann-strauss-junior-and-viennese-music-a300717 Sources