Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
The music of Johann Strauss II is something else. I’ve never heard anybody else whose each and every composition is so damn festive. Waltzes, operettas, polkas – they all pour down upon you like candies and cookies and lemon cup cakes. No wonder he had all of Vienna dancing and dangling to his tunes all this while. I could listen to him and dance around in my mind in some ballroom of Victorian Vienna all day.
PS: Here are some samples: