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Classical Breakdown

34. The life of Strauss Jr. aka "The Waltz King"

December 29, 2020

His music is celebrated today, especially around New Year's, and his waltzes are bound to put a smile on your face. Learn about Strauss Jr.'s life, his music, and a surprising answer he gave a New York reporter about his visit to Boston.

Show Notes

The Vienna Opera Ball

To this day there are numerous balls in Vienna that are filled with the music Strauss Jr. In this 2016 Wiener Opernball we see the Vienna Youth Ballet dance to Strauss Jr.'s Acceleration Waltz