Thursday, June 28, 2012

Johann Strauss II

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:
                          The Emperor Waltz | Johann Strauss II
                          Vienna Bonbons | Johann Strauss II
                          Tritsch Tratsch Polka | Johann Strauss II
                          Blumenfest Polka | Johann Strauss II

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