Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 · Georges Prêtre · Wiener Philharmoniker · Johann Strauss II

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KaiserWalzerOp437 (Emperor Waltz) is a waltz composed by Johann Strauss II in 1889. … Strauss’ publisher, Fritz Simrock, suggested the title KaiserWalzer since the title could allude to either monarch, and thus satisfy the vanity of both rulers. The waltz was first performed in Berlin on 21 October 1889.

Strauss became a viola player in the dance orchestra of Michael Pamer, a composer of light music. Later he conducted the orchestra of Josef Lanner and in 1826 performed at the gardens of the “Zwei Tauben” the Täuberl-walzer, the first of many sets of Viennese waltzes named for the places where they were first played.

Johann Strauss II In his lifetime, he was known as “The Waltz King“, and was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century.

Are Richard and Johann Strauss related? Johann Strauss II, or Junior, or the younger The Waltz King, (not related to Richard), composed over 400 of the world’s most beloved waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, dance music and operettas. … Johann Strauss was born in 1825.

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