Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899) The genius of Johann Strauss genius lay in his ability to take the popular salon music of Vienna in the early decades of the 19th century – with its clear emphasis on melody and dance rhythms – and convert it into music which not only became fashionable but which in time evolved into high art.
Andre Rieu 2009 André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu (born 1 October 1949) is a Dutch violinist and conductor best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra. Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra have turned classical and waltz music into a worldwide concert touring music act, as successful as some of the biggest global pop and rock music acts. 17.6. 2014, NCO eCommerce, www.netkaup.is
Johann Strauss's Frühlingsstimmen ("Voices of Spring") Op. 410 - Performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Carlos Kleiber